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165 students graduate from Armitage Senior Secondary School

Jun 23, 2011, 12:57 PM | Article By: Abdourahman Sallah

Some 165 students recently graduated from Armitage Senior Secondary School in Janjangbureh, CRR South.

Speaking on the occasion, Sulayman Keita, principal of the school, said the 2010-2011 academic year marked the 84th speech and prize giving ceremony of the school.

According to Mr Keita, 246 candidates were registered for the 2010/11 West African Senior Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

The results have improved slightly over the previous WASSCE results with 83.7% of the total performance being made in the general students output,” he said, adding that at the individual student basis a lot need to be done.

The school is operating on both morning and afternoon shifts with a total enrolment of 954 students, out of which 517 are housed on campus.

“The school has 33 teaching staff and 39 ancillary staff,” he said.

In the area of discipline, Mr Keita said the school has code of conduct which must be respected by all guardians to offer their unreserved support and cooperation in instilling discipline in their children.

According to Mr Keita some of the challenges they are encountering are school feeding, fencing the school, transportation and staff remuneration as the students’ school fees and government subvention alone cannot sustain the school. “We are therefore soliciting support to address some of the pressing issues,” he said.

For his part, Kanding Tambedou, chairman, board of governors, stated that completing the senior secondary school is just a foundation for the graduates.

In his remarks on the occasion, Muhammed Jah, chief executive officer of QCell Company, said speech day is always a special moment in schools’ calendar, for it marks the pride and accomplishment of not only the students and staff of the school but also the extended families of members of the school.

“It is also a time for students to reflect on their next steps to be taken in life and on how to navigate their lines through the trials of life to a success adult,” Mr Jah, who was the guest speaker of the occasion, said.

He said the first fundamental principle of life is knowledge backed by discipline. “You will always succeed in life with these,” he added.

The QCell CEO urged the graduands to harvest the opportunities that come their way during the course of their struggle in life

The vote of thanks on the occasion was delivered by the outgoing head boy of the school, Musa Jallow.