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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Brikama MP urges teachers to be more efficient

While addressing students as guest speaker at the 11th edition of Kinderdorf Wattenscheid Nursery School’s Speech and Prize-Giving Ceremony, he said: “I am elated at the beautiful endeavours the school administration has under taken over the years and I want to urge the parents and guardians to tap the opportunity by sending their children to school more especially girls. Teachers should be tolerant, efficient, active, creative, honest, energetic and resourceful at all times in order to achieve their aims and objectives in teaching which can be positive as tolerance should be a cornerstone in parents, teachers and students’ relationship. Since the world has become globalised and technologically advanced there is no room for complacency. If you are not active or hyper active your chances of success is very scanty. 

“The level of creativity I have seen around the school is very promising and the handling of students may not be too challenging. Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Child’s Rights states that every child has the right to education, education shall be free at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. The declaration elementary education shall be compulsory as technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit as education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality, understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace. You are now entering a new world, a world full of challenges and struggle but you can make in life if you strive harder”.

The politician added that parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that should be given to their children emphasising that this is crucial towards the advancement of education for children.

Headmistress Hawa Sanneh said the school offers a combination of activities for the building and nurture of children’s skills as well as cognitive, social, physical and emotional aspects of the child for healthy growth and development.

She added: “The 136 graduating children who are well-nurtured and prepared for formal schooling to various lower basic schools of their choice in Brikama will no doubt serve as role models. The school has excelled well in the past in competitions nationally and internationally. The drama group under the guidance of Ebrima Pa Ayi Sanneh continues to boost the education of the children as he always manage to come up with very interesting themes that are very captivating. Kindergarten Wattenscheid is a popular choice and destination for parents over the past three-and-a-half decades as its main purpose is to establish an educational institution for children to fully develop their multiple capabilities within a friendly and caring learning environment”.

Also speaking, Ma-Ansu Demba of the parents and teachers association, lauded the management and staff for their “commitment and dedication” towards the promotion of the welfare of the children. He observed that the 136 graduating children were clear enough testimony of the school’s sterling job in the development of the children. 

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