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St Peter’s Technical SSS holds 32nd graduation

Jun 6, 2012, 2:21 PM | Article By: Halimatou Ceesay

St Peter’s Technical Senior Secondary School on June 5, 2012 held its 32nd graduation and prize giving ceremony.

The theme for this year’s graduation was “The impact of science and technology in our modern society”.

The ceremony held at the school grounds in Lamin, brought together teachers, students, graduates, parents and some government officials.

Delivering his annual report, Rev Fr Bruno Toupan, principal of the school, said that at the moment they have 84 stable staff that “are very hard working”.

Eleven students got credits in all nine subjects in last year’s WASSCE exams, he said, adding that their vision is to be the leading school in the country.

They also intend to set standards, as far as external exams are concerned, for St Peters to go from strength to strength.

In his speech, the guest speaker of the occasion, Muhammed Jah, CEO of QCell, urged students to be serious and committed to their education.

He advised them to always be at school on time and to ensure they do their assignments on time for timely submission.

“You have to play when it is time to play but work hard when it is time to work,” he said.

According to him, when students read and get educated in the right way they will also be disciplined, which will give them a sense of direction and ambition in life.

“If you are disciplined, then you do things on time and on the right way, when you are disciplined you do not lie to your parents or friends or colleagues and hence you begin to achieve hard work.”

He said the impact of science and technology in our lives today are numerous and can be seen all over. The world has moved from analogue to digital era, which is called the 0&1 revolution, he says.

“In The Gambia, we moved from watching a single Senegal TV and one radio stations few years ago to having several radio stations and our own TV and even having an option of having satellite dishes to watch hundreds of TVs,” he said.