Matarr S. Okafor, 24, was born in Banjul's
Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital (RVTH) and grew up in SohmVillage,
Western Division. Matarr is seeking support to study Nautical Science in any MaritimeCollege.
Matarr Okafor attended the SohmPrimary School
between 1990 and 1996 and then went to KafutaJuniorSecondary School.
After successfully passing his Junior Secondary School Leaving Certificate
Examination he proceeded to The Gambia Senior Secondary School and sat the West
African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in 2003. At the
completion of his SeniorSchool
he went to The Gambia Maritime Training Institute as a part-time trainee and
obtained a pre-sea mandatory certificate.
Matarr Okafor has worked onboard a tanker ship of 4,000
gross tonnage, travelling to Greece,
and Constanza (Romania).
He has also worked onboard a tanker of 880 gross tonnage, travelling to Senegal,
and Guinea Bissau. Makarr S. Okafor has more than four years experience on the
high seas as an Able Bodied Seaman and a QuarterMaster in the bridge and on
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) in the United
Kingdom has issued Matarr
Okafor with a Notice of Eligibility. The MCA has assessed him and found him
eligible when it comes to his sea service and qualifications to sit the MCA
Oral Examination for a Certificate of Competency (to become a Deck Officer).
Matarr is therefor seeking support from the Government of
Dr. Alhagie Yahya AJJ Jammeh, public or private companies, philanthropists,
NGOs, Embassies, financial institutions and individuals to finance his OOW
Nautical Science Study Course.
Matarr S. Okafor is a member of the Association of Gambian
Sailors and The Gambia Maritime Training Institute Students Union. He is also a
member of the Banjul Green Boys and Girls.
According to Matarr, if given this support he wishes to
continue his maritime career to become a ships captain and he hopes to be
useful when The Gambia starts exploring her oil and other minerals. He also
aims to provide a recruitment company for recruiting and training young people
to work onboard foreign going vessels instead of risking their lives going the
backdoor route in search of greener pastures.
He can be contacted at 4227309, 7601726