Nov 5, 2010, 2:02 PM
Charles Fowlis Senior Secondary School on 10 June held its annual graduation event at the school hall in Kanifing.
In her remarks on the occasion, the school principal, Madam Betz, said that was the school’s eighth batch of pass-out students.
She said her school’s mission is "to educate students to be responsible citizens who will contribute positively to national development".
She said that through the acquisition of knowledge, they teach and mold students to be responsible citizens in society.
She advised the graduands to work hard and leave no stone on turned in their pursuit for higher and good education. "To be successful, you need to overcome every obstacle," said the school principal, who further urged the students to be focused.
She told the students that senior secondary education is a stepping stone to higher education, which they can also use to pave their way in life and in achieving higher heights.
"The management and the entire staff of the school are committed in providing excellent education in an environment conducive for learning," Mr Betz said.
She expressed delight at the performance of the teaching staff in ensuring a good number of students pass their West African Exams in good standing.
"Education is a right but not a privilege," said Madam Betz, adding that her school admits students who are willing to learn. In the 2010/2011 academic year, the school enrolled 534 students, she noted.
Speaking earlier, Pa Joseph Joof stated that the event is very important in the annals of the school, as it reflects on how much has been achieved in the school’s academic goals.
He tasked the graduates to continue their hard work to go higher in their pursuit for education.
Other speakers on the occasion included Sahr Junisa, a lecturer at the UTG.