By Ebrima Jallow
Hands on Academy Day Care Nursery and Lower Basic School was celebrating achievements registered in its first National Assessment Test [NAT] examination for its grade three pupils at the school groundsin Sukuta.
The School came out second in the Brufut cluster NAT exams, which comprises of 14 schools in Brufut cluster region.
The main objective of the NAT is to enhance the standards of learning in schools.
“The standard deviation is 64.17. We came out second,” said Horija Touray-Dibba, the proprietress of the Academy.
She said her purpose is to bring quality education to the door step of the less privileged. She said prior to the establishment of the school in the area “children were just loitering”.
“My objective was to bring Sukuta up in terms of education. Sukuta has never achieved this second position in terms of education in the whole cluster. Getting second position is an achievement” she stated.
Musa Jammeh, Brufut cluster monitor region 2, called the achievement “a clear manifestation that the school is working very hard”.
He said the results will serve as an encouragement and motivation for those upcoming students.
He then urged the students to keep up the good work and to respect their teachers. “Always make your books your friends,” he advised.
Habibou Nyassi, head teacher of the Academy, also spoke and laud the school for the results.
“I am confident with these results we will eventually come out with something that the whole country is going to talk about.”