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Glory Baptist graduates159 students

Jun 22, 2011, 1:37 PM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

Glory Baptist Senior Secondary School on 17 June 2011 graduated 159 students at the schools’ annual graduation and prize-giving ceremony.

The school principal, Arnold T. Sowah, said the school believes in doing everything to prepare every single student for a successful life.

He told the graduants to improve themselves to be great people “as you are now ready to proceed to various educational institutions of higher learning”. “In life, all our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them,” he said.

Mr Sowah challenged the students to remain relentless in their hard work and determination to pursue good results and success in all they do. “In the field of academics, the school saw a significant improvement of our West African Examination Council (WAEC) results,” he disclosed, thanking the staff for encouraging some of the students to pursue medical degree courses, study at the University of The Gambia and enrol at professional institutions.

“We help to transform students to reach their desired goals,” the Glory Baptist school principal says

A home science department, including a library and new toilet facility, is under construction, he told the gathering while emphasising the need for parents, guardians and all to support the school and its projects.

In his remarks, the guest speaker of the occasion, Prince Mike Ikupolati, director general of the West African Insurance Institute, advised the graduates to be steadfast in pursuing their goals and mind less about destructive criticism.

“In life, we must not afraid of failure,” he says, adding that failure is a challenge in life.

However, Dr Ikupolati urged the students to be focused to get to their destination. He also told them to nurture the attitude of ‘I can do it’, be determined, hardworking, and have faith in God, concluding that “greatness in life depends on oneself”.

After the award of certificates to the students, the event was given another impetus with a sound drama performance by students of the school.