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Trust Bank Plays a Significant Role

Apr 24, 2008, 5:05 AM | Article By: By Bakary Samateh

- Secy Fatou Lamin Faye

The Secretary of State for Basic and Secondary Education, Fatou Lamin Faye, has said that Trust Bank Gambia Limited has already played a significant role within the private sector to complement and supplement the efforts of the Government in realising the Education-related Millennium Development Goals for 2015.

Honourable SECY Faye made these remarks recently at an awards ceremony for 10 outstanding students who recently finished their basic examinations at the various schools in the Greater Banjul area, which was held at the Atlantic Hotel in Banjul. "Within this spirit of partnership with Trust Bank, my department will continue to collaborate with your great institution to pursue the education sector strategic plan (2006-2015) objectives for all children, boys as well as girls." 

She said, "the incessant contribution of the bank to the education sector through, inter alia, the excellence in the millennium awards has helped generate that joy, that delight, that pride and that hope for the future for the students who have benefited from this initiative."

SECY Faye asserted that such partnered initiatives and programmes place a great deal of emphasis on the desire to cast a much wider net of public/private sector partnership which will create opportunities to mobilise indigenous and sustainable support in order scale up the local implementation of education sector programmes.

SECY Faye finally congratulated the awardees on their enviable performance. She concluded by urging them to utilise as fully as possible the support being provided under this scheme. She said Trust Bank's Excellence in the Millennium Awards open a critical path in the lives of students which will sustain the momentum of their performance at the Gambia Basic Education Certificate Examination so that subsequent results along the continuum do not pitch below such a level.