WAIS holds 13th graduation

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

West African International School (WAIS), an affiliate of the West African Education Foundation recently conducted its 13th graduation at the school ground in Kanifing.

The graduating class underwent the West African Examination Senior Secondary Certificate and Cambridge Certificate examinations.

The school’s principal Ellen Kandiero recalled that WAIS was established in 2001 starting with not more than 18 students, but within the past years, the student population keeps increasing because they kept their promise to promote education and good character in the students.

“The student number has been increasing and at the moment we have 500 students. WAIS is the only school that is running two programmes which is the Cambridge certificate examination and West Africa Examination certificate”.

“Internet is distracting some of our students but we have introduced a lots of curriculum activities just to make them focus more on their educational career. 114 got diplomas for completing high school and we are so pleased to witness another graduation ceremony.”

Mrs. Kandiero reminded parents that the duty to groom their children is a joint task, saying they are responsible for their education behaviors when they are in school, but they cannot extend that at home, which is the responsibility of the parents.

“I want parents to keep monitoring their children after school, just to make them focus on their education. We have extra curriculum activities, whereas every Friday our students are taught how to debate and on sport like football, basket and volleyball, just to keep them equip in the future.”

Vice principal IEO Duncan said the graduation is another opportunity for them to send out another group of young people to explore the world and engage in different areas of specialisation.

“WAIS is an international school that is founded on principle and concept of excellence. We have our semiotic, which are wisdom, attitude, integrity and services. We believe that if we pursue the four courses of excellence, would help us produce an all-round citizen of the world.”

She expressed optimism the graduating students would excel anywhere, as they are ready to learn as manifested in the good number of them, who received various awards during prize giving ceremony.

The head boy; a sixteen-year-old boy Cherno Jeng expressed appreciation to their teachers for their efforts, saying they have always been opened to them and provided them whatever they need in their educational pursuit just for them to become the best students across the country.  

Author: Pa Modou Cham