Bolong Youth Development Association recently held a symposium under the theme:
“Who are really responsible for the poor performance of students nowadays?”
The symposium gave an opportunity to the invited speakers to speak about the real issues surrounding the poor performance of students, and startling revelations were made, along with recommendations to policy makers.
Ousman Manko Touray, a senior education researcher at the Ministry of Education, Lamin Excellent Manneh and Hammah Jaiteh were the guest speakers.
The symposium was organized to discuss the poor performance of students in the Gambia Basic Education Examination, GABECE, and the West African Senior Secondary School Examination, WASSSE, in recent years and how to improve their performance.
The association commended the efforts of some of the youths of Gunjur in the Diaspora for their support, without whose moral and financial support the event would not have been a success.
“We wish to applaud you for investing in the development of the young people and the community as a whole,” ’the association stated.
“Events of such are of immense importance to the society, and we are craving for the participation of all Gunjurians to make our community a citadel of education and moral values.”