Apr 23, 2020, 1:30 PM
As the impact of coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the country, leader and secretary general of Peoples’ Progressive Party (PPP), Papa Njie, has donated food items to the Gambia National Paralympic Committee (GNPC).
Claudiana A. Cole was speaking on Thursday during a meeting with the community of Banjulinding at Banjulinding Upper Basic and Senior Secondary Schools.
Banjulinding community in collaboration with members of the SMC of the school organised the meeting where they tabled some of the challenges confronting the UBS/SSS and Lower Basic schools.
Speaking at the ceremony, Minister Cole assured of her ministry’s resolve to look into the community’s plights.
“Some of the concerns highlighted are significant to my sector,” MoBSE minister stated.
She expressed appreciation to be part of the meeting, adding that it is her ministry’s desire to satisfy all the schools under her Ministry.
“Community participation is crucial in educational affairs. But by looking at the number of schools under my ministry, it would be difficult to meet that desire. We don’t want to leave any school behind when it comes to school development and our priority is to see every child have access to quality education.”
Minister Cole lauded the school administration for always engaging the community about the way SIG is utilised in the school.
She, however, urged the school administration to do maintenance work on some of the broken chairs and tables for use in the classrooms, rather than leaving them scattered on the school campus.
Outlining some of the challenging facing the schools, Lamin Jarjue cited computer and science labs, technical workshops, classroom buildings among others, as some of their pressing needs.
Vice Principal (1) at Banjulinding UBS/SSS, Dodou A. Bojang and VDC chairman, Habibou Dumbuya both spoke at the meeting.
Beijing said on Wednesday that the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19 has reached consensus and will help boost efforts in the fight against the pandemic, as well as build trust and friendship and uphold multilateralism.
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday presented Information Communication and Technology equipment and tools worth 2.5 million dalasis(USD 48, 000) to The Gambia Telecommunication and Multimedia Institute (GTMI) in Kanifing.