Banjulinding Upper Basic and Senior Secondary school recently held a graduation ceremony for about 134 students. The ceremony was graced by the school’s authority, the village elders as well as a representative of Nova Scotia Gambia Association. The theme of the graduation ceremony was, “’Education before marriage”.
At the occasion, Abdou Kanteh, the National Coordinator of Nova Scotia Gambia Association, underscored the importance of the theme of the event, noting that it is very important to be educated before getting into marriage.
Kanteh posited that for any country to develop, its citizens need to be highly educated and that early marriage only leads to further dependency and poverty, loss of life and increased sickness.
He thus called on parents to support their children at all times.
The principal of the school, Ruth Jawla informed the gathering that following the establishment of the upper basic school section by the AFPRC Government in October 1995, the school was later upgraded to include a senior secondary component in September 2013.
She went on to thank the Gambia government for making education accessible and affordable to the people of the Gambia.
The long-serving principal expressed delight over the progress of the students, expressing optimism that the students will continue to work harder in making the school one of the best in the country.
She congratulated the graduates for completing their senior secondary school level saying the move heralds another new chapter in their educational career.
The Alkalo of the village, Momodou Jarju, also congratulated the graduating class for their achievement and encouraged them to open a new chapter to develop their educational career.
by Binta Bah