Adama Y Camara, a grade 9 student of Tallinding Islamic Institute, said girls succeed over boys at school because the former are more likely to plan ahead.
She emerged top in the Madarassa school grade 9 examinations.
Miss Camara, a grade 8 student at Latrikunda Sabiji Upper Basic School would also sit to the conventional school version of the same examination in the coming academic year that begins in September.
Speaking in an interview with the Daily Observer this week, Adama, who got A in all her subjects, said the reason behind her success over boys in school is because she always plans ahead; set her academic goals and put efforts into achieving those goals.
“I spend most of my time reading my books to get good results because that is the only way to get good results. That doesn’t stop me from doing my domestic work at home,” she affirmed.
Miss Camara, based in Latrikunda Sabiji, said it is her dream to become a nurse. She said general science is her best subject at conventional school and Hadith at the Madarassa.
“From my grade nine I wanted to go to Nusrat Senior Secondary School to study science by the grace of God. I want to study nursing and become a professional nurse in this country,” she opined.
She added that most people always wonder how a young girl like her can cope with both conventional and Madarassa schooling and yet they do not affect her domestic work. “They say it is not easy but to me is not hard; the most important thing for me as a young girl is to aim to secure excellence in life and I can only achieve that through determination, commitment and love for what I’ am doing,“ she remarked.
She commended her parents and the entire family for the continued support and encouragement.
by Alhagie Babou Jallow & Binta Jammeh