By Samsideen Ceesay
A total of 175 students received a school-leaving certificate after successfully completing three years of senior secondary education at Masroor Senior Secondary School.
Their passing-out was the 6th of its kind since the school’s inception some 13 years ago.
Attended by its principal, staff, parents, guardians and well-wishers, the graduation was organised at the school ground in Old Yundum.
Speaking, the quest speaker, Madi Jobarteh, said the completion of senior secondary schooling is a significant moment in a student’s journey towards self-development.
“Secondary education is a fundamental block in the building of a person and a nation,” he said.
“It is the bridge between primary and tertiary education and also the bridge between childhood and adulthood.”
Jobarteh told the out-going students that it is at secondary school that young men and women define their educational pursuits in preparation for tertiary education.
He also took time to pay tribute to the many Gambian teachers for their “great job” in educating our society.
“Teachers do not only teach our children about letters and numbers,” he stated, “they also instill the universal values in our children; to inspire and mould them to become responsible and productive adults”.
The Vice Principal of the school, Richard Gyeke, hailed his school for scoring ‘90% pass’ in all subjects.
“We made significant improvements in the area of mathematics, economics, geography, science, chemistry, physics, recording 100% in financial accounting and government,” he said.
He observed that the school has always improved on its performance.
“Some of these students whilst they were in grade 11 sat for private WASSCE and managed to produce 4A’s including A1 in mathematics. Others got 8 credits, 7 credits, 6 credits and many more”.
Prizes were also awarded to some of the out-going students who performed well in exams.