Oct 28, 2009, 5:17 PM
6Banutu Business College in Kombo Lamin recently witnessed another historic event as 60 students end their educational career at the college.
In a speech delivered before the graduates and invited dignitaries, the President of Banutu Business College and the proprietor, Professor Banutu Michael Gomez, took pride that the first graduates of Banutu Business College are contributing to the development of the country.
"To name a few, we have Ndey Fatou Drammeh serving this country in Cuba, Bory Saidy, who is now pursuing his Masters degree at a University in UK. Some are employed by financial institutions in The Gambia and others are teaching in high schools, and all are doing a great job," he rejoiced.
According to professor Gomez, Banutu Business College's goal is to develop socially responsible global leaders and managers, who will enhance organisational performance for the growth, accountability, and sustainable development of economies and societies in The Gambia, Africa and the world.
The college offers students an opportunity to work with committed instructors to improve their ability to develop positive attitudes towards their future, and to enhance their educational and professional careers. He said the long-term goal of BBC is to empower the students to break the habits that are leading to unemployment in The Gambia.
The guest speaker at the occasion, David Haffner, the Principal of Armitage Senior Secondary School, noted that education is seen as a total concern for all. He said in higher education "we train our pupils to become our critical mass."
"We are also the trainers of teachers, researchers, innovators and political, social and business leaders, needed to improve upon the quality of training and research. We must be willing to tap from the new knowledge, and the new challenges in science and technology. We should be willing to make links between knowledge and the practical solution to every day problems," he emphasised.
He advised the graduates to be open to society, of which they are part of, and then challenged them to participate in national, regional and international networks for sustainable development.
The graduates were awarded certificates at the end of the programme.