DLFI organises inter-school English Proficiency, Career seminar
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
De-Light Foundation International (DLFI) in partnership with Youth Care Foundation (YCF) The Gambia Saturday organised an inter-school English Language Proficiency Competition and Career Development seminar for upper basic and senior secondary schools in the North Bank Region (NBR).
The competition was designed to help students broaden their knowledge in using literary words and spellings in English Language Proficiency in schools and the community at large. The competition was in two categories, one involving the senior secondary schools -Essau, Berending and Kuntaya SSS.
Upper basic schools such as Fass Njagga Choi Basic Cycle School, Essau and Berending Basic Cycle Schools, took part in the spelling bee competition and debate.
Speaking at the end of the competition, Ebrima K. Susso,
vice principal of Essau Senior Secondary School dwelled on the importance of
the competition. He stressed that no one can become a teacher, doctor or an
accountant in English Speaking countries, without learning the English
Language. He thanked the organisers, partners, participants and
well-wishers for their tremendous contributions to the success of the
For his part, Yankuba Bojang of Nova-Scotia Gambia
Association and an ex-student of the Essau SSS who spoke on the topic ‘Career
Talk’ said that career is one’s advancement through life especially in a
profession that one has pursued or is wishing to pursue for the future. He
added that when pursuing any career one needs coaches to guide him/her
emerged victorious in the senior category, followed by Berending SSS and
For the upper basic schools,Fass Njagga Choi Basic Cycle School came first, followed by Essau UBS and then Berending UBS. Each school was given a prize and a certificate.
Author: Aji Fatou Faal