Mar 21, 2012, 2:20 PM
Marina International High School last Friday held its graduation ceremony for its 2011 batch of students at a ceremony held at the school grounds.
Speaking on the occasion, Sira Wally Ndow-Njai, chairperson, board of governors of the school, said graduating from high school is an important step for the students.
“You will have many memories of your stay at Marina,” she said.
She added that the students should thank their teachers, parents and all those who have contributed to their education.
Mrs Ndow-Njai told the students: “The expectation from your parents now is for you to be responsible enough and also contribute monies, effort and help while your country expects you to develop your education to a higher profession to contribute to national development.”
She also prayed for the graduands for God to help them to make right choices for themselves, their parents, their country and the world at large.
Musa O. Sanneh, head of the school, said they are what they repeatedly do. “We are in the educational business for showing and growing character and also reaching destinations,” he said.
He cautioned the students, saying the way they behave both in and out of the school will tell who they are.
Mr Sanneh said further that they should continue to nurture the attitude of hard work wherever they go.
“Your personal hard work will earn you immense dividends as your personal growth and development,” he said.
Benigna Able-Thomas, guest speaker at the ceremony, said the graduation was a beginning of “only a brighter future” for the students but added that the road to success “is never smooth”.