Apr 7, 2008, 10:18 AM
Gaye Njoro Hair Plus, a newly built hairdressing institution recently held an open day forum, for its new intakes at the institution’s premises in Brusubi.
The forum, which brought together new students, parents, senior government officials and a cross section of the community, was geared towards briefing students on the upcoming courses, rules and regulations of the school.
Speaking at the forum, the Proprietress of the institution, Mrs. Fatou Saine Gaye said creating hairdressing institution in the country is another aspect of contributing immensely to national development.
According to her, she was a banker but now quit her profession to become a hairdresser. Mrs. Fatou Saine Gaye advised students to go in for many professions, adding that success only comes through hard work.
For his part, Mr. Mambanjick Njie, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Youth and Sports advised the students to respect their teachers, noting that teachers are as important as their parents are. He also urged them to be law-abiding students.
PS Njie assured the students that his department would work hand-in-glove with them, noting that the government is willing to come to their aid, provided that they are committed. He urged the students to give the school good name, noting that they are the first batch.
Mr. Jobe, Deputy Director of NYSS, said his organisation was founded in 1996 to empower youths in the country so that they can be active citizens.
According to him, NYSS comprises school dropouts but today they are doing excellence jobs in various skills centres. He commended the Proprietress for the initiative, describing it as a good move towards development.
Mr Jobe finally promised to deploy 47 trained girls from NYSS to the institution.