By Cherno Omar Bobb
Amadou A. Jallow, a senior teacher at Lybert Nursery, Primary and Upper Basic schools in Sanchaba Sulay Jobe has said that their target in next year’s Gambia Basic Education Certificate Examination (GABECE) is to produce an aggregate 6.
The school produced aggregate 10 in its first attempt during the 2021 GABECE and Mr Jallow said their target was to produce aggregate 6.
Jallow pointed out that, the school’s teachers have been tirelessly working to ensure they achieve their goal. He described the achievement as very big for the school which for 11 years has only been operating nursery and primary schools until 4 years ago when it started a junior secondary school.
He stated that they have many schools around but fortunately parents trusted them by allowing their children to continue their upper basic with them.
All the school’s students who sat to the examination produced between aggregate 10 and 26 except one who produced aggregate 34 which even falls under the government set mark.
Mr Jallow said the school’s proprietor (Essa Bangali’s) goal is to give back to the community by providing quality education. He added that Mr Bangali also has the ambition to establish a vocational school to ensure those who complete their senior secondary school have marketable skills and contribute to the development of the nation.
He highlighted that if the workforce of the country is educated it will be very easy for us to meet the country’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Mohammed Bah, Head Of Department at the school expressed delight seeing the school produce aggregate 10 in the 2021 GABEC examination.
Mr Bah said he has been tirelessly working with teachers to make sure they produce aggregate 6 but noted that because it was their first attempt, it was quite challenging.
According to him, the secret behind their success is as a result of determination and perseverance, saying the school’s teachers have been absolutely committed.
He encouraged parents across the country to bring their children to Lybert schools, saying they are a school of excellence in education.
“We are not only here to collect money from parents but to give quality education to pupils of The Gambia so that they can be productive in society,” he said.
Lybert School was established on 14 September 2010 but prior to 2010 only offered summer lessons during the summer.