Jan 15, 2014, 9:58 AM
Nursery School in Farato over the weekend held its annual graduation ceremony
under the theme: “Building the capacity of future leaders.”
Delivering his speech at the graduation ceremony, the proprietor of Xavier Nursery School, Simon Suta Mendy, hailed the parents and teachers for moulding the future of the children.
“We need to work very hard as responsible parents, teachers and the community at large to build and nurture the capacity of our future,” he said.
Mr Mendy said parents work very hard in their individual God given talents and skill to create the breeding ground for them, adding that the school would endeavour to build the capacity of her pupils to match the smart children of other schools in the country.
He disclosed that the foundation stone for a Lower Basic School would soon be laid to answer the clarion call of parents for a nine-year uninterrupted schooling of the children in the same institution.
He said the school needs so many facilities and resources in place in order to better serve the purpose it was established for.
Both human and material resource was needed for advancement of the school, he stated.
He thanked both international and local philanthropists who have in diverse ways helped the school to get the school to its current standing.
He said a home-based philanthropist is currently sponsoring four nursery children.
For his part, Lamin Jarjou, the guest speaker, said The Gambia Government was committed to upholding the right of every person to basic education regardless of gender, age, religion or any physical challenge.
He said basic education would be opened to all, adding that learning at this level would be geared towards the holistic development of individual for positive realisation of every person’s full potential and aspirations.
The ceremony ended with the award of certificates to graduating kids.
The president of the Rotary Club of Fajara was the special guest of honour for the graduation.