Jul 20, 2011, 7:10 PM
Speaking at the occasion, Momodou Sanneh, the Director of Basic and Secondary Education underscored the importance of basic education, noting that any intervention in any senior secondary or institution is bound to yield considerable private returns.
He stated that "upon reflection of this great achievement, one imagines how such achievement has really enriched the process of building this nation through the contributions of students the school has already produced and the rest currently in the list".
Mr. Sanneh pointed out that this is premised on the firm principle that education, which is a fundamental human right, is an indispensable means for effective social and economic participation, contributing to human development and poverty reduction.
"Hence the quest to achieve the goals of education for all is fundamentally about assuring that children, youth and adults gain the knowledge and skills they need to better their lives and to play a role in building more peaceful and equitable societies", he added.
Also, speaking at the ceremony, the Principal of the School, Mr. Sakiou Sohna stated that the school stands for all-year-round education.
"We also believe that students should be provided with different education pathways to help them excel in their studies, while we offer a full range of academic subjects with respect to the existing curriculum and syllabus to suit for the West African Senior Secondary School Examination", Mr. Sohna stated.
He said that in order to create the desire for knowledge in their students, the school has adopted various innovative approaches.