Gambian community in Norway supports students
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
The Gambian association in Oslo, Norway, through its scholarship programme in the Gambia which started since 1999, has expanded its support to the tertiary education level.
Over the years, the association supported many students from different upper basic and senior secondary schools across the country and some of the whose students have completed secondary education. The scholarship project is part of the association's contribution in complementing government's efforts in developing the education sector.
Among the beneficiaries of the scholarship program is Kitabu Jammeh, a former student of Nusrat Senior Secondary School and a current medical student at the University of The Gambia. He is an outstanding student who sat to the Common Entrance Examination in 2002 at Serrekunda Primary School and obtained 355 marks. He later proceeded to SOS Upper Basic School where he had distinction aggregate 6 before proceeding to Nusrat Senior Secondary School where he sat to the Grade 12 exams and had credit in all his 9 subjects.
During an interview with him, Kitabu Jammeh thanked the association for the sponsorship. According to him, this will help him complete his higher education noting that the sponsorship is not only a great privilege but a motivating force to make him continue working hard. Isatou Jammeh, who is also benefitting from the sponsor and attending Nemasu Senior Secondary School expressed gratitude to the association for the opportunity accorded to her. She said the association has been sponsoring her for the past two years now, adding that it really means a lot to her. She thanked the association for their support.
Ndey Secka, a student of Omar Ibn Abdul Aziz Islamic School said the benefits of the scholarship scheme cannot be over-emphasised. She thanked them for taking the responsibility of her education and prayed to God to continue blessing the association for the good work they have started. Aziz Sanneh, a student at the Nusrat Senior Secondary School said the scholarship means a lot to him and his family. He said that the mony that should have been spent on his education can now be used at the household for another purpose. He described the scheme as a good initiative.
Alieu Saho, on behalf of the association's co-ordinating team in The Gambia said the benefits of the scheme cannot be over-emphasised as indicated by some of the beneficiaries. He appealed to the Gambian community in Oslo, Norway, to keep up the hard work. He called on all Gambians in Oslo to continue supporting the association so that the support can be expanded for more students at the tertiary level.
Author: by Alieu Ceesay