Jan 13, 2009, 6:37 AM
Scanaid Senior Secondary Schools over the weekend held its 6th graduation ceremony, speech and prize giving day at the school grounds in Brufut.
Some one hundred and sixteen students were graduated after completing studies in various subject areas during the past three years.
In his welcome remark, the board chairman of the school, Andrew G. Sylva, said the gathering is in two-fold: the graduation ceremony of the students and the 8th annual speech and prize-giving day of the school.
He also advised the outgoing students to always uphold good values of what they have acquired from the school.
“Always remember that this is just the beginning of your life in terms of learning process,” he told the graduands.
In her statement, the principal of the school, Mariama Baldeh, said the school had registered an increase on the enrollment of girls, which is the primary objective of their donors and in line with government policy programmes.
She spoke on their achievements during the year and urged the outgoing students to always remember the school.
The guest speaker of the occasion, Imam Abdoulie Fatty of State House Mosque, spoke on the importance of education.
He encouraged parents to educate their children and to be more responsible in the society by inculcating good morals in them.
Imam Fatty encouraged students to always read their books and study hard at home and in school.
He also advised the students to respect their teachers, parents as well as elders in society.