last Friday held its Graduation ceremony for the outgoing Grade 9 students for
the academic year. The Ceremony was held at the school premises in Banjul.
Speaking at the Graduation ceremony, the Principal of the
school, Mr. Louis Mendy asserted that the school was established in the year
1995 and temporarily located in Campama
School operating mainly
in the afternoon. He said in 1998 the construction of the permanent site was
completed and the school inaugurated. He said the establishment and operation
of the school was carried out by BCC as the public school was the result of the
government blue print for individuals NGOS, and municipalities to complement
the Government's efforts in providing quality, accessible and affordable
education for the Gambian child.
Mr. Mendy pointed out that during the first year of
operation the school absorbed spill in Banjul.
" These were students who passed their grade six leaving certificate
examination but could not secure admission in the school of their choice due to
insufficient places. Later a sizeable number of students in Banjul were making the school their first
choice," he said.
For his part, the
co-ordinator of Humanity First and a computer teacher at Garba Jahumpa
School, Mr. Mohammed
Bangura, thanked the grandaunts and advised them to continue their education
career in Information Technology. He said this part is just an elementary part
so there is a need to go up to university level.
Mr. Bangura therefore promised the 10 most outstanding
students among the gradients that his organisation will offer them a free
scholarship to pursue their diploma course in Information Technology at
Humanity First. He said that to compliment government efforts in making The
Gambia the Silicon Valley of Africa, "Humanity First will embark on a program
that will make sure that any student who passes through the Garba Juhumpa
School should have the
knowledge to use a computer," he said.
Ceremony was graced by National Assembly Members; Ward Councillors, students,
parents, the Major of Banjul Samba Faal and also a drama troop from the school.