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Stratford College holds career week and talent show

Apr 3, 2014, 9:31 AM | Article By: Abdou Rahman Sallah

The principal of Strafford College of Management The Gambia has underscored the importance the college attaches to providing high standard of tertiary education and professional development to meet international standard.

Mohamed Hafez Fofana was speaking to this reporter on Friday at his office on Foday Sillah Drive in Serrekunda during the observance of Stratford College Week and Career Day 2014 on the theme: “Revealing Hidden Talents and Promoting Public Speaking”.

He said the week aims at enlightening the public and showcasing the hidden talent of students on core areas of professional studies.

The principal noted that students’ performance in internal and external examinations is encouraging, especially in fields such as International Relations, politics, and development studies and social work.

Commenting on partnership, he said, the college had built strong partnership with London Oriental Academy, Cambridge Regional College in the UK and recently approved for full accreditation by International Accreditation Organization (IAO) in Texas, USA.

He used the moment to thank Cambridge Regional College in the UK and International Accreditation Organization (IAO) in Texas, USA, for their moral and technical support to the attainment of international standard of professional studies.

Saikou Jatta, coordinator of studies and lecturer at the Department of Development Studies and Social Work, echoed similar sentiments, saying the week aimed at fostering closer ties with the public and promoting public speaking and to be fully aware of the opportunity available in the labour market.

He lauded the management for their foresight in holding career day for students and observing college week, revealing that outstanding students would be provided full scholarship by the college, whilst the IAO through the National Training Authority would support deserving students with scholarship to enhance professional development.

Stratford College of Management thanked GRA, Dinding Bantaba, Child-Fund, Gamtel/Gamcel, Guaranty Trust Bank, FIB, Access Bank and Social Security for their patronage to the college over the years and assures the public of their commitment to providing quality training and enhancing economic growth and employment.