May 12, 2010, 12:19 PM
The students were drawn from seven schools; each school was to send in two representatives for the research training.
During the training, the two resource persons, Omar Ceesay and Omar Jallow, gave presentations on basic research techniques and other relevant areas.
Mr Ceesay, a graduate of the University of The Gambia (UTG) with B.A. Agriculture and an employee of the National Environmental Agency, took the students through on how to become independent learners.
Similarly, Mr Jallow, head of research department of Global Hands Gambia, took the students through the nitty-gritty of research.
Each of the presentation was followed by question-and-answer session during which the students raised questions and the resources persons offered explanation and clarification to clear any doubt.
At the end of the two days, the students said they had gained some techniques and skills of conducting research that they could use to conduct their own research.