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St. Therese’s Upper Basic holds annual speech day

Jul 13, 2011, 2:59 PM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

St. Therese’s Upper Basic School organised its annual speech and prize giving day on 8 July 2011 at the Father Farrell Memorial Hall at Westfield.

In his welcoming remarks, Samuel K. Jarju, chairperson of the ceremony, said the school this year registered a high number of students compared to the previous year.

The school has the largest number of students in the country who this year went through grade nine successfully. “The school is known for discipline, hard work and excellence,” he noted, while thanking all those supporting the school in registering significant progress in education as well as for making the occasion successful.

For her part, Mrs Jammeh, the principal of the school, delivered a report on the school activities for the 2010/2011 academic year. “St. Therese’s is one of the largest under the Roman Catholic Secretariat,” she said.

According to her, the school has an enrolment of 2491 students, she disclosed, while reiterating the commitment of his staff despite being different nationalities.

She adduced that the school in the 2009/2010 West African Exams registered 16 distinctions ranging from aggregate 6 to 12.

She also revealed that during the last academic year, the school registered 863 students.

She expressed hope that “more improvement will also be achieved this year as well”. “The French department took part in various French competitions and emerged victorious,” the school principal said.

She noted that their vision is to ensure every student that goes through the school, at the end of the day, becomes bilingual in French and English.

She thanked parents for the support they have been rendering towards the education of their children.

The school principal further thanked President Yahya Jammeh for sponsoring the education of girls.

She further expressed gratitude to Unique Solutions for being very supportive of the school.

Mrs Jammeh finally called on the National Water and Electricity Company to give priority to schools in respect of light and water, especially during school hours.

Benedict Jammeh, executive director of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, was the guest speaker of the occasion.

Certificates were also awarded to deserving students at the end of the ceremony.