Sare Debo LBS risk losing 40 pupils

Jul 14, 2021, 11:56 AM | Article By: Sulayman Waan

Information has reached to this medium that over 40 children have not reported to the Sare Debo Lower Basic School (LBS) in the Upper Fulladou West District, Central River Region north (CRR/s), causing a great concern to the school management.

Speaking to a source on condition of anonymity, he said: “Today over 40 pupils have not reported to the school. All these children are denied school by their parents.” 

Over the past years, people who are regarded as noble clan and those regarded as slave clan of Sare Debo village have been clashing seriously over the village leadership. 

The Sare Debo School was brought to the community by European philanthropists with the help one Musa Baldeh from a noble family. 

However, the source said, all the children who failed to appear in the classrooms are from the people regarded as slaves.

“Their children were going to school continuously. But today some parents denied their children from going to school. This happened because the school sponsor has visited the village,” he explained.

 Samba P Baldeh, the school head teacher confirmed the mass absenteeism in the school but could not explain the reason behind the non-attendance of the pupils.

Subsequently, another source from the family who denied their children from going to the school said, “My brothers denied their children from going to school because they wanted the school’s sponsor to know there is no unity at the village.”  

He added that his brothers want the school's sponsor to facilitate unity in the community before returning to Europe.

Read Other Articles In Headlines
Barrow, Sall & Embalò inaugurate  over $700M joint OMVG project
Oct 25, 2021, 1:19 PM

President Adama Barrow with his counterparts President MackySall of Senegal and President Umaro Sissoco Embalò of Guinea Bissau over the weekend inaugurated a $700 million The Gambia River Development Organisation (OMVG) Soma sub-station to solve electricity constraints of The Gambia, Senegal and Guinea Bissau.

GRA donates
GRA extends benevolence gesture to SOS Children’s Village
Mar 31, 2023, 11:18 AM

In a bid to put smiles on the faces of the less privileged during this holy month of Ramadan, the Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) under the dynamic leadership of the Commissioner General Mr Yankuba Darboe, donated dozens of food Items to the SOS Children’s Village on 31 March 2023. The donated items included rice, oil and sugar.

Direct Aid
Direct Aid pays over D1.7m to settle civil cases involving 26 people
Oct 13, 2020, 1:03 PM

At least 26 people who were supposed to appear in various courts within the Kanifing Municipality over unpaid arrears to their creditors are free now after Direct Aid International The Gambia chipped in and paid the arrears worth D1, 731, 400 million.

DLEAG fails to present reports in 3 yrs
Feb 26, 2021, 10:46 AM

The Drug Law Enforcement Agency – The Gambia (DLEAG), on Wednesday appeared before the legislators of the Public Enterprise Committee (PEC) of the National Assembly for the presentation of activity and financial reports for 2017, 2018 and 2019.