Pirang Basic Cycle School on Thursday June 2, held its Speech and Prize-Giving ceremony at the school grounds in Pirang, Western Region.
Speaking at the occasion, Manding Ceesay, Principal of the school, said that since he took over the stewardship of the school four years ago, he was lucky to strike a link with Alan and Margaret, British philanthropists.
He said: “Today I am happy to inform you that our relationship has gone to the height of Prime Minister Tony Blair’s Office in Downing Street, London. Over the last four years, Alan and Margaret, through the help of Linecroft of School, have made several efforts towards the development of the school”.
He commended them for the gesture and expressed hope that the relationship will continue from strength to strength.
On the untimely payment of school fees and book bills, which is a major challenge to the school, Mr. Ceesay said the school will adopt a more rigorous policy against defaulting students next year. He then urged the students to take their education seriously so as to become responsible citizens in the future.
For his part, Ousman Gaye, Chairman of the Brikama Area Council (BAC), who was also the Guest Speaker at the occasion, emphasised the participation of parents and NGOs. “If such concepts of development were realised at our schools as a result of the contribution of the various stakeholders, then the objectives in the education sector will be achieved”, he outlined.
Prizes were awarded to the best students. Honorable Lamin. M. M. Bojang, NAM for Kombo East, parents, and teachers attended the ceremony.