Mar 14, 2012, 11:48 AM
Assembly member for Kiang East and chairman of the National Assembly select
committee on Education, Training and ITC said the situation of education in the
country is not impressive.
Speaking to journalists in Gunjur last Friday during the official closing of a five-day tour to schools by the select committee on education, Yaya Cassama said the tour has given them the opportunity to see what is happening on the ground, saying they have seen serious challenges ranging from lack of facilities in schools which is not encouraging.
“We have also got the information that the payment of School Improvement Grant (SIG) for last year is still pending talk less of this year’s.”
Sainey Tourary, member for Jarra East and also a member of the select committee said they got lot of information regarding the management of those schools and that would help them in their work as a committee.
Alhaji S Darboe, member for Brikama North said the purpose of the tour is for them to gather information regarding educational situation to in each of the schools and the schools that they visited were able to gather relevant information that they feel are very important to share with the ministry of Basic and Secondary Education.
Kajali Fofana, member for Jarra West said, “We have accomplished our mission and we have gathered a lot of information from different schools that we have visited.”