Jun 19, 2009, 6:06 AM
Berending Senior Secondary School in the North Bank Region recently held its 4th graduation ceremony on the theme: “Importance of education and development”, at the school grounds.
Ebrima S. Singhateh, Principal of the school, said the school had attached to the provision of quality teaching and learning towards the attainment of quality education.
He lauded the efforts of teachers and the School Management Committee for their support in promoting the school as an academic centre of excellence.
Principal Singhateh thanked the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education for the foresight in the attainment of quality education.
The guest speaker of the occasion, Governor Lamin Queen Jammeh, dilated on the significance of education in accelerating national development and economic growth.
He said graduating students should endeavour to participate immensely to socio-economic development.
Governor Jammeh called on graduating students to be goodwill ambassadors of the school and take up professional careers to enhance national development.
Matarr Ndow, Cluster Monitor for Essau cluster, said community participation in the management of school is fundamental in the quest for providing education for all.
The education officer added that regional education directorate in Region 3 would continue to push for enhanced quality teaching and learning environment.
Gibriel Lowe, lecturer at the University of The Gambia, thanked teachers for their steadfastness in providing quality education and teaching, while calling on students to further their education, at least at tertiary institutions.
Deputizing for chairperson of the PTA, Musa Cham assured of the committee’s commitment to promoting quality teaching and learning, while calling on cluster communities to support in enrolment and retention.
Yambrus Mendy, the outgoing head boy, was awarded with learning materials and cash prize of over D2, 000 for being the best student in science.
Lamin Hydara, acting vice Principal, said the school had been producing good number of students over the years, citing the significant number of them enrolling at Gambia College and the University of The Gambia.
The school was committed to providing quality teaching and learning to enhance human resource development, he added.