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Kudos To Gambia Methodist Academy

Sep 24, 2009, 5:23 AM

We congratulate the Gambia Methodist Academy for once again recording the best result in the Gambia Basic Education Certificate Examinations (GABECE).

The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MOBSE) has just released the results of the 2009 (GABECE), with Gambia Methodist Academy leading the list.

This is encouraging on their side and we applaud the management and staff of the school, as well as the students for making the best use of the fees utilised on their education.

It's important to note that it's the responsibility of parents to pay their children's school fees, but it's equally the responsibility of the students to perform well in school by taking their education seriously.

According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MOBSE), the total number of candidates who sat to the examination this year was 19,542 students, out of which 9, 865 were male and 9,677 female.

The press release stated that the top candidates were Fanta Fofana and Kuta B. Susso, all from the Gambia Methodist Academy, while Alhagie Lamin Jallow and Ali Sumbundu, both from Charles Jow Memorial Academy got grade 1, in eight subjects and grade 3 in their ninth subject.

We also congratulate Charles Jow Memorial Academy for also recording good results.

The dispatch further revealed that a total number of 21 candidates scored aggregate 6 in 2009 examination, out of which 13 are from Gambia Methodist Academy and 4 from Charles Jow Memorial Academy.

Our regards also goes to other schools, such as St. Therese's Upper Basic, Ndow's Comprehensive Upper Basic Schools, all in Region One and Mingdaw Upper Basic School in Region Two for also breaking the record.

Nonetheless, we encourage students to take their learning seriously so that they would come out with flying colours in their educational career.

As students it's expected of you to read your books, both at school and at home. You must concentrate on your learning and nothing else.

Rest of the schools in the country are also urged to work hard to borrow a leaf from Methodist.

For us to have relevant and quality education in the country all hands must be on deck. Students must learn with seriousness, while parents and teachers should also play their rightful role.

In the same vein, students must desist from all forms of banditry acts and work hard in school, while the Ministry of Education must also ensure that we have sound policies in place.