May 8, 2009, 5:00 AM
A delegation of students and teachers from
The delegation was led by Honorable Ebrima Manneh, the National Assembly Member for Niani constituency.
In receiving the delegation, Hon Fabakary Tombong Jatta, the National Assembly majority leader and also a Member for Serrekunda East, expressed happiness over their visits and urged the students to concentrate on their education, in order to become responsible in future.
According to him, President Jammeh has created an enabling environment for effective learning and teaching thus providing schools and educational materials to ensure quality education.
He urged the students to make the best use of the unique opportunities created by the Jammeh administration. "It is the duty of the parents to send their children to school and provide them all the domestic needs but it is the responsibility of the students to attend classes regularly and read their books," he stressed.
Honourale Jatta also used the opportunity to call on the Gambian youth to acquire skills in order to earn better living, as not everybody can get 'a neck-tie job'.
For his part, the Vice Principal of the School, Mr. Ansu Camara, said the trip was organised to give the students the opportunity to see and feel some of the issues taught in the classroom.
According to him, learning doesn't only stop at the four corners of the classroom but instead it is an ongoing process. "We don't compromise with standards and as such our students are hard working, dedicated, disciplined and committed to their education," he stated.
Mr. Camara further revealed that they have visited other important places such as Juffureh,
He urged the students to ask more questions to clear their doubts so that they can acquire first hand information.
Mr. Omar Jobe, a senior master who also accompanied the delegation, spoke at length on the importance of the trip, adding that this is a big opportunity for the students to learn some of the things by seeing and feeling the differences. According to him, such trips are very educative and it will bring a lot of positive impact in the area of their studies.
He then urged the school administration to continue organising such trips.
Kadijatou Ndongo, speaking on behalf of the students, thanked the administration for organising such an important trip. "We have learnt a lot and for sure we will fully utilize the knowledge and experience gathered during the visit," said the student representative.
She used the opportunity to thank all those that have supported the trip in one way or the other in making it a success.