Feb 22, 2012, 1:59 PM
Mrs Bucket Nursery School in Latrikunda Sabiji Friday held its 9th graduation ceremony at the school grounds.
Speaking at the ceremony, the headmistress of the school, Marie Therese Ndey-Sonko, said the school had been running since 2005/2006 academic year.
She said this was the 9th batch of graduates comprising twenty-one pupils who completed nursery school and entering into primary school.
She said the pupils had been in the nursery school for four years and had been certified by the school for them to enter into primary level.
Madam Sonko expressed her appreciation about the level of skills the pupils have received from her school teachers in terms of learning, knowing and understanding their subject matters in class.
She emphasised the importance of building the children foundation, saying nurturing them at the nursery school level is key to their education career.
She said nursery school level is critical and it is the stage whereby the children should be given very good foundation that would prepare them to enter high education, such as lower and upper, as well as senior secondary school.
She also dilated on the need for sacrifice to ensure children have the best education, adding that building children is part of nation building, requires a lot of sacrifices and devotion.
“We should love our country and our children to ensure that they have quality education that can benefit them in our country in the future,” Madam Sonko said.
The headmistress urged parents to be paying school fees on time, adding that it is through the school fees teachers are paid their salaries.
She commended the teachers for their outstanding performance, saying teachers are always on their toes to ensure the children have quality education.
She thanked the sponsors from Canary Island, Spain, for constructing the building of the school, providing furniture, as well as lunch for the pupils from Monday to Thursday.
She used the occasion to appeal to philanthropists to come to her aid in helping her pay teachers’ salaries, which she said, would greatly help the school to improve more and encourage the teachers to deliver up to expectations in their drive to give sound education to the children.
The ceremony was punctuated by presentation of school bags and certificates to deserving pupils.