June 9, 2017
The Sunday Foundation Secondary School for Girls in Kambia district has held its Inaugural and graduation ceremony with the theme: ‘When you educate a girl you educate a Nation”.
The ceremony attracted district stakeholders, education officials from the Ministry of Education, and well-wishers at the well -attended function at the school grounds.
Speaking at the inaugural and graduation ceremony, Honourable Patricia Umu Browne, congratulated the school authorities and pupils for a job well done.
She said the rights of girls remain the unfinished business that should be prioritized and addressed with renewed vigor and commitment.
“This will ensure girls are protected and encouraged to achieve their full potentials. I encourage you all grandaunts, upcoming pupils and teachers to work hard. Only by this you will be able to achieve your set goals,” she said.
The Member of Parliament admonished pupils to work hard, noting that the sky would be your limit as many would certainty rise beyond the mountain tops.
The Principal of the school, Josephine Kamara, said the idea for a girl school was conceived by the proprietors, but their dream would have never been materialized, if it was not for the invaluable support from Sunday Foundation, for which the entire community shall always remain fateful.
Madam Josephine described the occasion as a milestone in the history of the school, adding that the inaugural ceremony was to showcase the school capability.
“Today successful grandaunts will receive their certificates and forty eight pupils would be certified. Pupils receiving certificates today passed the Basic Education certificate examinations in the 2016 academic year with flying colours, for which we are happy,” she said.
The Proprietor of the Sunday Foundation School for girls, Mohamed Foday Kamara, described the occasion as a time of reflection for girls in the district. “Forty eight of you have passed the BECE examination and you are now heading to senior secondary school,” he said.
He congratulated the successful pupils for their hard work and dedication to their studies and called on parents to continue supporting their children’s education. “This is just the beginning of your journey to higher heights. Don’t relent and make sure you do your best and keep focus,” he said.
“The foundation you have acquired from our Sunday Foundation secondary school will help you achieve your goals. Don’t allow anything to move you away from your focus. Education is the best thing that one can acquire. Your parents are proud of you today. Don’t let them down. Continue to work hard and persevere in whatever you do.”