Aug 17, 2012, 10:44 AM
High Schools principals from Lagos States of Nigeria on Wednesday 17th April 2013 visited Bakau Newtown Lower Basic School.
It was meant to cement the relationship between the principals from Nigeria and Bakau Newtown Lower Basic School.
In her welcoming remarks, the Headmistress of Bakau Newtown Lower Basic School, Haddy S. Njie, said the school was established in 1981, as an annex of Bakau Lower Basic School, adding that there used to be a temporal bamboo stick shed as classrooms.
After two years, Njie stated, things had improved with the support of the government and through self-help initiatives. She said the school now boosts of 14 permanent classrooms and reliable infrastructures, with 27-classroom block, among other things.
Njie further stated that the school has an enrolment of 2081 students, out of which 978 are boys and 1103 are girls.
On the aims and objectives of the school, she outlined the promotion of quality and relevant education for all, as their priority.
Cluster Monitor of the area, Malleh Sabali, thanked the principals for visiting the school, adding that the new education policy started from 2004 to 2015, and then noted that the policy is divided into three components, namely access, relevant and quality.
Sabali stated that the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education is doing everything humanly possible to improve the quality of education in the country.
For his part, Dr. Oluyissi Fasuyi, the Deputy Chief Constant for First Management Constancy Service Limited, said she was impressed with Bakau Newtown Lower Basic School.
She commended the Headmistress and her team for their hard work, commitment and dedication to duties.