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Mrs Harriet Ndow passes away

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A prominent educationist and proprietress of the Ndow’s Comprehensive network of schools, Mrs Harriet Ndow has died.

She was believed to be in her late 80s. Mrs Ndow attended Achimota College in Ghana to train as a primary school teacher and also taught as a qualified teacher in 1948 at St.

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Joseph’s Primary in Banjul.

After a few years, she went to Portsmouth Training College in 1955 before going to Oxford to study teaching and reading and mathematics in the primary school including management.

The late Mrs Ndow also did lots of trainings in Girl Guides and became a Girl Guides trainer in the early 1960s.

In 1963 she was headmistress at Campama School and was transferred to Serekunda Primary School and served there until her retirement in 1981.

Retired but never tired, Mrs Ndow established what was the first nursery school in the Kombos called St Joseph’s Nursery, which has now become Ndow’s Group of Schools.

Speaking in a 2019 interview with The Point Newspaper, Mrs Ndow confirmed she has a group of eight schools starting from day care to high school. She also helped to develop the Girl Guides headquarters where she was made life president.

During her life and career, Mrs Ndow received ten decorations and awards; some of them including MRG from President Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara, and CRG from President Yahya Jammeh.

She was also decorated for her outstanding work for the Girl Guides both at home and abroad in addition to awards from St. Joseph’s ex-pupils in The Gambia and Senegal.
Mrs Ndow was also conferred with an Honorary PhD from a College in UK.

Additional research materials from The Point

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