#National News

GNPC Managing Director commends TAKE-M

Dec 28, 2020, 12:51 PM

The Managing Director of Gambia National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) has commended TAKE-M team for recognising their partnership with his institution.

Yaya F. Barrow made the remarks in his office at Petroleum House at the Brusubi round about during a brief presentation of a painting of Petroleum House on Tuesday. He described the gesture as a sign of recognition of GNPC’s partnership with TAKE-M.

 “It will go a long way to remind us of the efforts and relations between GNPC and TAKE-M. We will be supportive as your endeavour is the education and development of the youth,” MD Barrow said.

The presentation is part of events marking the 6th edition of the TAKE-M National Spelling Bee for lower basic schools held at Q-City over the weekend.

In appreciation of the efforts of TAKE-M in their bid to promote quality education particularly at the lower basic level, Deputy Managing Director Yero Jallow, Director of Commerce, Sadibou Jammeh and Sukai Jah hailed the work of TAKE-M in combining spelling skills with deliberate practice and healthy competition to strengthen students’ reading, confidence and developing critical social skills.

The GNPC MD and DMD presented end-of-year gifts to the Coordinator and PRO of TAKE-M Tunde M. N.Ogindimu and Pa Ousman Marong respectively.

Meanwhile, TAKE-M Transformation Organisation has been organizing National Spelling Bee for lower basic schools, a unique contest existing in the country since 2014. Their mission is to enrich children’s learning experience and engage schools and communities in an annual educational process. Each year, the contest brings together hundreds of children from various schools across the country.

Over the years, the Spelling Bee competition has grown into a massive event that every student in the country looked forward to participate. It is undoubtedly the most successful, credible and challenging Regional and National competition for lower basic schools in the country.

The purpose of the Spelling Bee is to engage participants with an energetic and informative program of young students and to facilitate networking and business opportunities through an interactive exhibition and a dynamic program for education and social events.