By Lamin Cham Gayenjoro Hair Plus and Foundation for youth empowerment, a leading skills training center, on Saturday graduated over a hundred students from the various field of study. At an elaborate ceremony held at the Paradise Suites Hotel the graduates, their parents and well wishers heard life and career enhancing inspiring speeches. They joyous occasion paid glowing tribute to the exemplary tutoring and modeling young Gambians into bright and promising entrepreneurs. Saturday’s batch of graduates came from the Farafenni branch of Gayenjorro, numbering some 120. The institution has for many years trained students on hair dressing, tailoring, catering, masonry, carpentry, electrical installations, plumbing, massaging among others. Dr Cherno Amadou Barry, the vice chancellor of the Islamic Online University and a former permanent secretary at the Ministry of Higher Education, congratulated proprietress Fatou Gaye and the graduates for yet another graduation and also especially their foresight to extend their services to the interior or the country He urged them to find a profession for themselves in this hard world reminding them that the roots of knowledge are bitter but the fruits are sweet, quoting Aristotle the philosopher. He recalled while working at the Ministry recommending Gayenjoro as a well placed institution to facilitate the provision of needed skills for the training of youths in the rural areas, and therefore worthy of urgent financial assistance through the Gambia scholarship award scheme for the 2015/16 intakes. Mr Barry said the time has come when Gambians must adopt the right attitude to develop our country for ourselves especially in this new era. Another speaker Aboulie Baks Touray called on the graduates to make the best of time, adding that effective usage of time determines success or otherwise . Read more on Thursday’s edition]]>
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