By Samsideen Ceesay
At least 125 students were honored Saturday after successfully completing courses in different fields of study at the Insight Training Centre.
The event marked the institutions 16th graduation ceremony since its formation in 1999, and was held at the institutions centre in Sinchu Alagie.
The latest batch completed diploma courses in journalism, management, electrical installation, architectural draftsmanship and others.
Principal Ismaila Ceesay hailed the graduates, and added that the colorful event also marked the launching of a solar system sponsored by the PUM Netherlands, and the laying of a foundation stone for a multi-purpose hall, offices and classrooms.
“This is indeed remarkable in the history of Insight Training Centre,” a happy principal, Ceesay said.
“Hundred and twenty five are graduating from different fields and therefore, I take this opportunity to congratulate them all for successful completion of their courses and implore them to be good ambassadors where ever they might find themselves.”
Principal Ceesay praised impacts registered by his institution in providing quality, affordable and relevant training for all, “especially the youths.
“Insight can boast having the most of its graduates either in private or public sector.”
Guest Speaker Dr Cherno Omar Barry, while extolling the graduates, advised: “Graduation is a time when many contemplate their future and purpose in life. It can be both a time of great excitement and worry, whether you are graduating from high school, college or from an institute like Insight.
“The first thing I will like to share with you is you are here for a reason and the most important thing you can do in life is to live and share your purpose,” Mr Barry told the graduates.
Also the permanent secretary at the Ministry of Higher Education, he added: “It is one thing in life that truly matters, if you don’t pursue it everything else is meaningless.
He advised them to be always optimistic in life.
“If you are optimistic you will succeed. Opportunities are open to people who are skillful, and Insight has been trailblazers in terms of skills and vocational education.”
Alieu Dibba, board chairman, Insight, told the graduates to work harder and improve on their skills.
Halimatou Ceesay, Point Newspaper journalist went home with the best journalism student award and the best female student award.
Ousman Dumbuya won the best male student and Sara Camara best management student.