Apr 7, 2008, 11:13 AM
Speaking to reporters shortly after the inauguration, Souleymane Diaby, President of the French Teachers’ Association in The Gambia, said their association was formed to contribute in promoting French at school and the society.
The association has been in existence for two years now, he said, adding that the creation of an office would make it easy for people going to mission in French country to better express themselves.
“It is important we train our children to high level to speak French,” he said.
The office is mainly for French-Gambian teachers, as well as for the community, Chairman Diaby noted, saying it will be run by Gambians.
He pleaded for assistance from stakeholders, saying: “It is not easy to do all these - training teachers needs a lot of materials and equipment.”
Mr. Diaby, who says he is always delighted whenever he sees people speaking French, noted that the opening of an office for members of the association is an achievement of their target goal.
“Now the best for us is to help people to express themselves,” he declared.
The Charge de’affairs of the French embassy, the Senegalese embassy and the Mauritanian embassy were among the dignitaries present at the occasion.