By Olimatou Coker
The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education on Thursday announced that 19 students have scored aggregate 6 in the 2021 Gambia Basic Education Certificate Examination (GABECE).
Adama Jimba Jobe, deputy permanent secretary of programmes, said a total of 26,147 candidates sat the GABECE this year, out of which 11,340 are boys and 14,807 girls.
According to him, 11 public and 5 private schools scored Aggregate 6.
“Of the 19 students with aggregate 6, 12 (63%) are from the public and 7 (37%) are from the private schools. Also, 12 of them are boys while 7 are girls,” he said.
DPS Jobe urged all teachers to take up their postings so that those children in the remote areas can get access to quality education like their peers in the urban areas.
Louise Moses Mendy, permanent secretary at Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, said they are on a campaign to ensure that there is serious and quality education for children in The Gambia.
PS Mendy added that since last year, they have had more passes than the previous years.