Scan-Aid Senior Secondary School in Brufut last week held its maiden graduation ceremony for 81 final year students. The event doubled as the school’s Speech and Prize-Giving Day.
Scan-Aid International came into being in 2004 through the support of Nowegian Scan-Aid International and the primary objective is to enable those students resident in Brufut and the environs access senior secondary school education.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Principal of the school, Mrs. Mariama Baldeh, said with delight that 350 students have enrolled in the school for the 2006/2007 academic year.
“Out of the 350 students, 135 are girls. The school had registered a 39% increase in the number girls enrolled as compared last academic year,” she added.
According Ms. Baldeh, she’s confident that the enrolment rate of girls would significantly increase in the years ahead.
She admonished students to be diligent and determined in their studies for the realization of their dreams.
“Life is a journey made of steps. Some are narrow whilst others are straight but it depends on how you tread on the difficulties,” she posited.
Ms. Baldeh however lamented the failure of some parents in paying their children’s school fees. This, she added, is one of the major constraints that the school is faced with.
She thanked Scan-Aid International for their continued support to the development of the school.
Meanwhile, Scan-Aid has pledged D1M to sponsor grade 12 students to university and other tertiary institutions but only if they excel in WASSCE.