#Article (Archive)

King Kids Academy holds graduation ceremony

Jul 21, 2016, 12:23 PM | Article By: Njie Baldeh

King Kids Academy recently held another graduation ceremony at St Peter’s Senior Secondary Hall in Lamin in its strive to provide quality education in The Gambia.

The graduation was attended by senior government officials from the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, as well as parents.

Speaking at the opening of the ceremony, Dr Bishop Dennis Ejila, proprietor of King Kids Academy, thanked all those who attended the event, saying: “Educating your child is the role of not only you but the entire society and more importantly to King Kids Academy. We take education seriously.

He added: “Our school has been in the system since 1997 and as you know we have been active over the years and most of our private schools are doing very in society.

“We want to thank President Yahya Jammeh for creating the enabling environment in which we all can be able to contribute our quota to national development.”

Dr Bishop Ejila commended the students’ parents for having been with the school over the years, supporting its efforts at providing quality education in the country.

He also thanked the headmaster of King Kids Academy and his teachers for their hard work.

Martin Baidoo, Head Teacher of King Kids Academy, said the school’s vision is to inculcate discipline and basic societal values in the students to make them focus and become useful to themselves and society.

“Our vision is to bring quality education to the doorpost of the children living in semi-urban areas,” he said, adding that they always work hard to prepare the students academically and spiritually in an environment conducive for learning.

“In light of the above the director always employs qualified teachers who are committed to teach and this has yielded positive results in the nation,” he said.

“I would like to assure you that your children are in safe hands because we also inculcate discipline in them to be exemplary leaders of this country in the near future.”

He said at King Kids Academy children take pride of place in its mission to provide education in the community. “The children remain healthy and grasp every lesson that is taught,” he added.

The school organizes a yearly competitive inter-house sport because the importance of sport cannot be overemphasised, he said, adding that the school builds children physically and mentally.

Awa Jallow from the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, in her remarks, said: “As parents, I am very impressed about the teachers and the students of King Kids Academy for their performance.”

She said she would not hesitate to enroll her children at King Kids Academy, as it is not the name of the school that matters but the quality of the school.

“The size of the school does not matter but as a parent I am urging every other parent to be part of the development of their children’s education,” she said.

“We are partners in development with other schools; we have to know the welfare of our children and what they are doing in school, to know their problems,” she added.

“We should not only sit at home and send our children to school without knowing what they are doing in school.”

She thanked all stakeholders of the school including the management, teachers, parents and the students.