A newly constructed school at the tune of D1 million was recently inaugurated in Busumbala village, Kombo North.
The construction of the school – Model Senior Secondary School - was funded by the Principal of the school, Mr. Isaac Aue, a Nigerian national based in The Gambia for over 15 years now.
Speaking in an interview with these reporters at his office, Mr. Isaac said the school, with 25 qualified teachers, has six classroom blocks, offices, toilets, and a kitchen and canteen.
He revealed that the school was first established in Brikama by one Mr. Cole but they were evicted from the premises when they were unable to pay the rent of D35,000 for the school premises.
He said he decided to take up the challenge of maintaining the school and therefore lobbied for funds which he used to construct the school, this time around, in Busumbala.
Mr. Isaac said the school is currently operational with an enrollment of eight hundred students of which two hundred and ten are expected to sit to the final Grade 12 examinations this year.
He also thanked and commended the Department of State for Education and the Gambia government for creating a right environment in the country for learning.
The principal appealed to NGOs, philanthropists and the government to give an helping hand to the school so as to expand the capacity of the school, build a science laboratory and have access to tap water.
He also used the occasion to advise the parents to encourage their children to study hard and be serious with their education.