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ITC graduates 300 students

Mar 10, 2015, 10:13 AM

Insight Training Centre (ITC) Saturday graduated 300 students from their three branches in Churchill’s Town, Sinchu Alhagie and Basse at a ceremony held at the IT Centre Annex in Sinchu Alhagie.

Since its inception in 1999, the centre has graduated more than 3,000 students in various life skills and professions, and this year marked the 15th graduation ceremony.

Giving the annual statement, the chairman Board of Directors, Alieu Dibba, said the school not only trains young people, but adults as well.

He said they recently launched a training programme for Mile 2 inmates, which gives them the opportunity to better their lives once they leave the walls of the prison.

The school has made many contributions in society by providing various life skills and it is all because of the conducive environment provided by the Gambia government, he said.

He urged graduands to make best use of the knowledge they received from the ITC schools.

The guest speaker, Minister of Higher Education Research Science and Technology, Dr Abubakar Senghore, talked at length about the importance of vocational education.

He said courses offered at the school are highly demanded in making a developed nation, and gave examples of countries that made it through such training courses.

Dr Senghore urged and encouraged the ITC to collaborate with the ministry as they all aim to improve the quality of education in The Gambia.

He thanked the President who has provided the enabling environment for better learning in the country.

Minister Senghore encouraged students to make best use of what they have learned at the ITC schools and help develop their nation.

The principal of Insight Training Centre, Ismaila Ceesay, said the concept of such a training centre came about when there were less training centers, and those few were owned by non-Gambians.

Their aim is to improve the quality education in The Gambia to build a better future, he said, adding that over the years the centre has spread its space to rural Gambia.

Mr Ceesay urged sponsors to help students, especially those in rural Gambia who sometimes find it difficult to complete their studies.

He also promised to provide credible students who would fill important positions in society.

He thanked sponsors for their endless support toward the development of the ITC.