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Student seeks support to continue his education to grade 10

Aug 28, 2012, 11:35 AM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

Yusupha Jallow, a graduating student of St. Francis Upper Basic School in Kunkunjang Mariama, is in dire need of support to proceed to grade 10 come this September.

Jallow, who recently sat to the West African Examinations Council’s Gambia Basic Education Certificate Examination, produce an impressive result scoring 1 in Mathematics, 1 in Science, 1 in Social and Environmental Studies, 2 in Islamic Religious Studies and 4 in English Language.

He also scored 1 in Agricultural Science, 6 in Art and Craft, 3 in French and 7 in Technical Drawing.

The 16-year-old boy is a native of Barnyaka Village. He walked into The Point offices on Friday to explain his unfortunate situation that his parents, who are old and poor, could not afford to meet the cost of his schooling anymore.

According to him, he had chosen Nusrat Senior Secondary School to continue his education but knowing fully well that there is no support from his parents anymore,  which might be the end of his educational career, he decided to seek a helping hand from the general public,

He used the interview to plead with the government, NGOs, the private sector and individuals to come to his aid so he could continue his education.

According to Jallow, the cost of his enrolment and other charges at a public senior secondary school is about D5,500, which he could not really afford as a student.

In this vein, anyone who would like to help Yusupha Jallow can call the following numbers: 6873987or 9832779 or better still email thepoint13@yahoo.com.