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St. Joseph receives first Yamoransa model computer education laboratory

Jul 30, 2021, 12:51 PM

St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School recently received the first Yamoransa model computer education laboratory funded by Helping Africa Foundation. The laboratory is meant to benefit students and community schools around as well as improve teaching and learning.

Naomi Williams, representative Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education said government and her ministry are concerned about education and have made numerous efforts  from 2002 to date to make teaching and learning progress from several  initiatives in the area of curricular reforms, providing adequate teaching and learning materials, training teachers  support  learning assessment system  reform.

“The primary objectives is to enhance teaching and learning  to change the educational development  of students and  the project  community through information  technology  ICT. This project is in line with the  education policy of ICT” she said.

She mentions in the response of the national education policy and the education strategy plan , over the years various interventions have been adopted by the ministry through the key priority areas through expanding access to education.

‘’We are currently active engaged challenging our institution to build on the success gain as result  of this interventions by focusing to enhance capital for further improving in quality education at all  levels and inclusive access and equity to secondary  education. ‘ she mentioned.

Rohey Malick Lowe, the mayor of Banjul said digitalisation is becoming as the order of the day were everything is online, saying through digital technology, school children can continue their studies as the COVID 19 still around the world.

‘’The computer education lab is to enhance teaching and learning ultimately to improve quality and ensure student get knowledge and skills’ she mentions.

She stated that in the coming years digitalisation will take over everyday lives and students would enjoy using the facilities and the services that are available to improve the system of learning in the Gambia.

Hannah Coker , the Principal St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School  thank the Alumna  past students for making St Joseph a 24 century school  saying her vision in  ST Joseph’s  is to transform the school into modal and academy excellent school.

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