By Aisha Tamba
Ndow’s Comprehensive and Brusubi Upper and Senior Secondary schools recently organised a graduation and prize-giving ceremony.
Ndow’s graduated at least 128 senior students on Friday, while Brusubi graduated 233 at its grounds Saturday.
With a theme ‘Role of Schools in Society,’the Ndow’s graduation was attended by school heads, parents, teachers, and well-wishers.
Principal Johnson O Ogunjobi, hailed Ndow’s Comprehensive SSS as one of the ‘best’ schools in the country where students are taught with modern amenities in the science, arts, business and computing.
“Our vision is to inculcate self- discipline and productive education into young minds to enable them appreciate the norms and values of their nation and contribute their quota to the development of their nation and the world at large,” the principal stated.
“We leave no stone unturned in our efforts to inculcate good moral values in our students.”
Principal Ogunjobi told the graduates that attaining senior secondary school certificate does not mean the “end of the road.”
“In fact, you are just starting. I want to encourage you to start thinking about tertiary institutions and universities you will attend and how to face academic challenges in the near future. According to Walt Disney, “all your dreams can come true if you have courage to pursue them”. Surely, you will get to pinnacle success in life, he said.
The principal of Brusubi Upper and Senior Secondary, Peter O Jatta said they were delighted to bid farewell to the graduating students.
He said: “As for those graduating from the upper basic school, our farewell is but temporary, because we will be expecting them back to complete their studies.
On the school’s performance in the GABECE exams, he said: “The results for 2016/2017 academic year were on the whole very good. True to our promise to the community, I am happy to report that out of a total number of 204 candidates who sat to the 2017 exam last year, 78% of them passed.”
Principal Jatta advised the graduating students to take opportunity of the moment and use the day to reflect ‘soberly’ on what their parents and government have invested in them over the years.
“There are challenges that you would come to very soon, face those challenges with determination and enthusiasm.”
Meanwhile, the principal called for greater help towards the school: “We are faced with water flooding every rain season. As the rains fast approach again, we are both troubled and clueless as how to deal with the perennial problem of flooding in and around the school.
“Other challenges we are faced with is the absence of a perimeter fence around the school and the associated risks,” he said.