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Armitage Holds Graduation Ceremony

Jun 11, 2009, 7:27 AM | Article By: Sainey M.K. Marenah

Armitage Senior Secondary School, one of the oldest boarding schools in the Gambia located in the Central River Region over the weekend held yet another graduation ceremony.

Ex-students, members of the diplomats as well as parents and well-wishers, graced this year's graduation, which was held at the school campus.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony, Dr Kujejatou Manneh, Action aid The Gambia's Country Director, who is also the Guest Speaker at the occasion, dilated on the role and importance of agricultural development and it's sustainability.

Dr. Manneh reminded the gathering that, people should take up agriculture as a serious thing, adding that agriculture is the backbone of any economy.

The AATG Country Director further stressed her office's willingness to collaborate with Armitage to promote agricultural development, noting that "if all hands are on deck, food crises will be something of the past."

She told the grandaunts that life is full of challenges, which, he said, must be forged ahead especially for the new school leavers.

Delivering the annual report of the school, on behalf of the Principal of Armitage, Issac Koroma, the Vice-Principal highlighted the achievements of the school, constraints, as well as challenges.

Mr. Koroma noted that the school has acquired its own tractor for cultivation, as well as collecting firewood. He stated that his institution needs support to cope with the feeding programme, as according to him, Armitage students consume five bags of rice each day.

Koroma also used the opportunity to commend the tremendous efforts of the Ex-students Association, President Jammeh, and all those who have contributed in one way or the other to development of the school.