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DPS Jobarteh Urges Parents to Monitor Children's Activities in Schools

Jun 26, 2008, 6:05 AM | Article By: By Abdourahman Sallah in CRR

Mr. Kungkung Jobarteh, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Department of State for Basic and Secondary Education has called on parents and guardians to always monitor their children's performance at school.

DPS Jobarteh made these remarks recently while delivering a keynote address at the graduation ceremony of Armitage Senior Secondary School in Jangjangbureh.

Mr. Jobarteh, who was also the guest speaker at the occasion, urged both the parents and teachers to keep in close contact and work together in the interests of children.

He dilated on the important roles played by parents in shaping the characters of their children which according to him, remains with them [the children] throughout their lives.

He further went on to advise the students to give maximum respect to their parents and teachers and not only confine their hard work to the classroom but also to do more at home.

Giving his annual report, Mr. Ebrima Joof, Principal of Armitage Senior Secondary School, said the 2007 WASSCE results have shown a remarkable improvement in the performance of the students in all subjects.

He lamented that the school being a boarding one is really finding it difficult to cope with the rising cost of food prices, which he said has seriously affected their budget.

 He revealed that every term, the school consumes 450 bags of rice but thanked to President Jammeh who donated 210 bags of rice to the school. The gesture is assisting the school.

Kaunding Tambedou, the chairman of Armitage Board of Governors, commended the Ex-students association of Armitage for their continued support to their Alma mater.