Sep 22, 2009, 6:14 AM
Aji Sukai Ndateh Memorial Senior Secondary School for Girls on Friday 25th June 2010 graduated 29 students, at the school premises in Mile 7.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony, the Principal of the school, Mrs. Haddy Jammeh, said that it has been five years since the inception of the school and this is the third graduation ceremony of students who sat to the WASSCE.
She stated that the most outstanding student among them was Olimatou Bojang, who attained aggregate 42 in science and completed with 4 credits and 3 passes.
"The environment at Aji Sukai Ndateh had been made interesting, participatory and reliable. The potentials of the students are rejuvenated, thus attributing to quality education," she posited. She added that this came as a result of the thoughtfulness and hard work of the staff without which it could not have happened.
She told the gathering that the graduating students studied major courses in science, commerce and arts and successfully sat to the WASSE.
"The journey of course should be an unending process, but through perseverance and discipline, they shall make glorious achievements and enjoy the wonderful life that awaits them," she further indicated.
Mrs. Jammeh stated that the enabling environment had already been created through the teaching of different skills in Information Technology, Arts and Craft, Food and Nutrition, Home Management and Agricultural Science.
"In each of these areas, intensive sessions had been obtained to enable the individual to make an informed choice in a particular field of studies," she indicated.
She added that the school is indeed a centre of excellence for women empowerment, through the education of girls. She further said that this is the main idea behind the establishment of the institution.
"The Gambia Muslim Association, through the efforts of Dr. Ebrima Malick Samba, who had been the main force behind this school, ventured into this activity to give support to H.E.Sheikh Professor Alh Dr. Yahya Jammeh in his quest to give education to all Gambians at all levels and to any height, particularly to girls," she told the gathering.
The Guest Speaker at the occasion, Mrs. Therese Cardos, stated that "the theme for the ceremony was very captivating with unfinished touches."
"Think of your abilities, these were utilised to make life wonderful so far and by using them more in the future life, you will surely experience more wonderful things," Mrs. Cardos advised the students.
She also told the students to think of their strengths. "How can you improve and build on your abilities to be more functional in society?
She stated that an abled man shows his spirit by gentle words and resolute actions.
"One of the recipes for a wonderful life is to be organised. Organisation takes into account doing things on time. Your assignments work at home and elsewhere. Schedule your time effectively," she told the students.
She further advised the students that another recipe for a wonderful life was their degree of self-esteemed and confidence. She urged them to trust in themselves and be optimistic but realistic.
"Be positive thinkers and doers. Believe that you will and can be successful to the end," she advised.
The graduation was characterised by the issuing of certificates to students, poem recitation, a drama by students, poems recitation, a drama by students and cultural performances which captivated the attention of the audience.
At the end of the ceremony, deserving students were presented with prizes.