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Ndow’s Comprehensive UBS holds speech and prize giving ceremony

Jul 14, 2014, 10:32 AM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

Ndow’s Comprehensive Upper Basic School Friday held its speech and prize giving ceremony at the School grounds in Kanifing.

Speaking on the occasion, the principal of the school, Peter Bekok Koranteng, said that 2012-2013 academic year was a year of restoration of the radiant image of Ndow’s Comprehensive Upper Basic School.

He said the year under review commenced smoothly because the highly esteemed, tireless and indefatigable leader, Harriet Martha Ndow, had empowered the administration of the school with the required resources for the execution of their mission of academic excellence.

Koranteng added that their major task was the restoration of the school’s good image, noting that with staff unity, cooperation and divine intervention victory would be the result.

Principal Koranteng further added that 26 students obtained between aggregate 6 and 12, and 62 obtained between 13 and 21 in the 2012-2013 Gambia Basic School examination.

He said majority of the students comported themselves well although there were some recalcitrant ones but the administration continued to wage war on their operations.

He said the annual inter-schools Mathematics Competition organised nationwide by the Youth Care Foundation-The Gambia, in collaboration with the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, Master Lasanna Drammeh, a Grade 9 student of Ndow’s Comprehensive Upper Basic School, emerged champion and was decorated with a gold medal, certificate of honour and giant trophy.

He added that the school was awarded with certificate of excellence.

Koranteng further stated that the school did extremely well in the 2012-2013 Gambia Basic Schools examination, noting that majority of the students passed the exams with flying colours.

The guest speaker of the occasion, Mariama Sillah, from the Central Bank of The Gambia, said education is key to success in life and advised the students to take their study serious and always make their books their friends.

The vote of thanks was delivered by the head girl of the school, Awa Jack, who urged parents to send their children to Ndow’s Comprehensive Upper Basic School for better education.

In his welcoming remarks, Nelson Darfour said it was a very unique speech and prize giving ceremony of Ndow’s Comprehensive Upper Basic School, adding that it was also a celebration of academic excellence and day of joy.