#National News

EU Ambassador: Covid-19 prevents thousands of students from going to school

Jul 20, 2020, 12:16 PM | Article By: Lamin B. Darboe, Information Officer, MoBSE

The European Union Ambassador to The Gambia said Covid-19 global pandemic has led to the prevention of thousands of students from going to school in The Gambia.

Attila Lajos said the pandemic has created a health threat and brought severe social economic constraints to humanity. "It is imperative for those in transition grades to finish their school in a safe and conducive environment,” he said.

Speaking at the presentation of sanitary equipment and first aid kits to the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education on Tuesday, Ambassador Lajos said the EU is committed to supporting Gambia’s education sector, saying the donation will allow more than 16, 000 students to resume their studies safely and with serenity.

The items were provided to the ministry by the European Union’s Tekki Fii Project led by IMVF to reinforce national response to the COVID-19 fight in schools especially grades 9 and 12 who resumed classes. 

Basic and Secondary Education Minister, Claudiana A. Cole expressed her ministry’s appreciation to the EU for their continued support to Gambia’s basic and secondary education sector.

She assured Ambassador Lajos that the donated items will be used for their purpose while expressing her ministry’s gratefulness to the EU and its Tekki Fii Project for the support they are rendering to the future leaders of this country.

According to basic education minister, 25 schools within Regions 3, 4, 5, and 6 will benefit from the European Union’s Tekki Fii Project support.

The Tekki Fii Project coordinator, Joana Lopes Martins said the support was a request from the MoBSE for the provision of Covid-19 Personal Protective Equipment for the reopening of schools.

Read Other Articles In National News
Dawda Jallow
Barrow appeals for unity as he swears-in new Justice minister
Jul 3, 2020, 11:28 AM

State House, Banjul, July 2, 2020 – His Excellency, President Adama Barrow has appealed for unity in preserving peace and stability of the country, as the new Attorney General and Minister of Justice takes oath of office today.

Barrow’s 2nd ombudsman pick referred for scrutiny
Apr 8, 2020, 3:19 PM

Lawmakers at the National Assembly on Monday referred the appointment of President Adama Barrow’s new choice as Ombudsman in accordance with section 164(1) of the 1997 Constitution to the Public Appointments Standing Committee (PAC) for proper scrutiny.

Caravan of Mercy - Gambia distributes food aid to 950 vulnerable families
May 7, 2020, 11:54 AM

Caravan of Mercy –Gambia, last Thursday distributed food aid as donation to 950 vulnerable families, particularly those in the rural areas. The ceremony was held at its headquarters in Brikama, West Coast Region. The donated items include bags of rice, sugar and gallons of oil. 

Adoption of the law intercepting certain communications sent electronically in Niger
Jun 4, 2020, 11:30 AM

AfricTivistes condemns and demands a second deliberation

 Press release
On Friday May 29, 2020, the National Assembly of Niger adopted the law on “the interception of certain communications sent by electronic means.” 

Environment Ministry hands over forest parks to rural communities
Jul 21, 2020, 11:01 AM

The Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources has recently conducted a nationwide consultation and handing over of forest parks to various communities in rural Gambia.

Fafa Sanyang v2
MoPE reacts to an article published by online newspaper
Jun 26, 2020, 1:02 PM

Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MoPE) has reacted to an article published by Malagen online newspaper with headlined: Gov’t, GACH, and Mining for minerals: Where are the $ millions,’ calling that as false and misleading.

minister Cole and others
MoBSE officials visit post-Covid-19 MRC-Holland Foundation renovation sites
Jun 23, 2020, 12:02 PM

The top officials at the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, (MoBSE) on Thursday visited MRC-Holland Foundation ongoing Covid-19 renovation and construction of classroom blocks project sites in regions One and Two.