Subjects: These are the subjects that were given high priority and are in line with government recognised syllabus.
Challenges: We intend to arrange for other subjects like Economics, Biology, Business, etc next year with proficient teachers in those areas.
ASSISTANCE: There has never been any fixed sponsor for the program. Funds were locally raised until in past two years 2002 and 2003, when pledges were fulfilled by the Kombo Sillah Association of Gunjurians in the UK (in 2002 and 2003) and Kambeng Kafoo –Sweden in 2003. This beside local funds raised, a total amount of D6,130.00 was spent from the funds sent. This was facilitated by Mr. Buba Jammeh (Standard Chartered Bank Gambia ltd), Mr. Ahmed Bojang (Central Bank of the Gambia) and Mr. Buba Soto Touray (Gambia Civil Aviation) who act as signatories to such development funds account.
However, assistance was also received from local association, and individuals such as the Gunjur Fisheries Association, the ex-chief of Kombo South – Sheriff Ajay Janneh, Kebba K. Barrow (K.K.B), Manlafi Jammeh, Amadou Drammeh and Janko Bojang. This totalled to D725.00
IMPACT: Quoting from the main objectives of the program as offering equal service delivery, some amount of success was registered. The overall student performance has increased as compared to the previous years, and most importantly a keep competitive environment has been created as result of prices awarded to best students at the end of each every session.
Below are the prize awarded to the outstanding students in the year 2003:
NAME GRADE POSITION NAME GRADE POSITION
Bubacarr Sumareh 7 A 1st Abdoulie Touray 8B 1ST
Bunna Jatta 7 A 2nd Musa Sowe 8B 2ND
Pa Modou Trawalley 7A 3rd Alieu Suso 8B 3RD
Ma Binta Darbo 7B 1st Madline Jatta 9A 1ST
Mariama O. Janneh 7B 2nd Fatou Bojang 9A 2ND
Lamin L. Gibba 7B 3rd Mariama Jatta 9A 3RD
Ramatoulie B. Jammeh 8A 1st Fatou A Bojang 9B 1ST
Adama O. Touray 8A 2nd Amadou L bojang 9B 2ND
Abdoulie O. Touray 8A 3rd Lamin L Touray 9B 3RD
Unfortunately, there has been no debate competition this year 2003. This was due to limited time and human resource constraints. The money allocated for the debate – D250 for the winner, was instead spent on other expenditures.
Conclusions: On a final note, I wish to extend my most singular appreciation on behalf of the organisers and teachers to the Kombo Sillah Association and the Kambeng Kafo without whom this year’s session would not have been possible.
Special thank goes to Ahmed S.B Bojang of the Central Bank of the Gambia, Buba Star Janneh of the Standard Bank, and all that have contributed in one way or the other, to the successful conduct of this years session. We are saying – ALABARAKA BAKE.
By Ahmed B. Bojang