Basic and Secondary Education Minister Visits Schools

In her first official outing since re-appointment as the Minister for Basic and Secondary Education, Honourable Claudiana A Cole visited New Jeshwang (Kandiba) Lower Basic School, Latrikunda Sabiji Upper Basic and Senior Secondary School and Muslim Senior Secondary School in Brusubi.

The visit was meant to familiarize herself with current projects the sector is embarking on. The first stop for the Minister was at New Jeshwang where she visited the New Jeshwang LBS to see the ongoing construction of twenty-four classrooms and twelve office block funded by the MRC Holland Foundation. The construction when completed will accommodate nearly 2000 pupils. Prior to this construction, the school has long been challenged with solid structures as the old buildings were dilapidated.

The second stop was at the Latrikunda Sabiji UBS and SSS where the Minister toured a magnificent 24 classroom facility. The structure has 6 offices with rams that catered for the differently able persons. 22 toilets were also built for the 2688 students.

The last stop for the Minister and her team was at the New Muslim Senior Secondary School in Brusubi. The school was relocated from Banjul to Brusubi this academic year due to its close location to the Ports and the terrible conditions of the structures. The new Muslim Senior Secondary School in Brusubi is a State-of-the-art facility that has 24 classrooms and 16 toilets and it is accomodating 1611 students including the Arabic section.

The tour has given the Honourable Minister first-hand idea of some of the happenings in these schools. However, her visit has also given school heads the opportunity to share the challenges they are faced with.

Honourable Cole assured them of her Ministry’s commitment in ensuring that the needs of the schools are met. She thanked the staff, students and other stakeholders for their positive contributions in education service delivery.

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