Ngain Sanjal Upper Basic and Senior Secondary School in the North Bank Region, recently held its speech and prize-giving ceremony for the 5th batch of grade 12.
The theme for the ceremony was, “Teacher and student relationship in education”.
Speaking on the occasion, Man Biran Sallah, the acting Principal of the school, commended the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MOBSE) for extending educational opportunities to rural Gambians.
The school, he went on, is committed to improving teaching and learning and contributing to the attainment of quality education in the country.
He hailed the school academic board for their invaluable support in enhancing effective learning and teaching at the school, noting that their support has transformed the school to an academic centre of excellence.
Dilating on the school’s performance in the 2015 WASSCE result, Sallah indicated that the school registered an impressive result with 88 % pass.
He praised John and Sandra Associates and Ngayen School Fund for building pure science laboratory, and MoBSE for providing E-Learning Centre to improve learning and teaching of sciences.
He also lauded the community for supporting the school in the establishment of school farms and gardens, affirming that these have enhanced school income and improved environmental protection.
Alasan Jobe, the Principal of Kaur Senior Secondary School, who was the guest speaker on the occasion, hailed the school for the giant strides made. He affirmed that teacher-student relationship is vital in strengthening and transforming human resource development.
He therefore called on granduating class to be tolerant, and determined to achieve their desired goals.
Stepping in for the Education Director for Region 3, Ousman Corr, Cluster Monitor, underscored MOBSE’s resolve to attain quality education in the country, noting that investing in education is key to economic growth.
According to him, the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education recently drafted an assessment policy, accompanying protocol and monitoring framework that aims to put more focus on assessment for learning, with a viewing to ensuring that standards in the education system are maintained.
by Alhagie Babou Jallow