By Yusef Taylor, @FlexDan_YT
Gainako Online Newspaper caught up with Armitage Principal, Sekunda Sibi in an exclusive interview just moments after receiving the Armitage Alumni Class of 1991 who had donated over D200,000 worth of educational materials to the school.
He encouraged other Alumni Classes to support the school in their efforts to turn Armitage into one of the best schools in the country.
Armitage Principal, Sekunda Sibi was a one-time Education Officer and former Principal in numerous schools he says. He also worked as an Admin Officer in a number of Regional Education Offices.
Mr Sibi expressed his gratitude for “this is a rare opportunity to have people who left the institution over 30 years ago and here they are today to help us with materials we have been yearning to get over the years”.
Speaking about the challenges faced by the school in getting the educational material needed for the curriculum Mr Sibi said “it has not been easy to get these scientific materials, especially when it is WASCCE examinations. We will be shuttling here and there the required materials for our students but with this intervention, we really appreciate what they have done”.
“I cannot just quantify how much grateful I am for this donation. Especially the technical department also. Woodwork teacher all along has been crying that he doesn’t have much-needed tools to work in the woodwork shop” he said.
“These people are here encouraging technical education. I think it has come at the right time when we are trying to encourage technical education in our school. We can’t do this when we don’t have materials but with the availability of tools, I think we are now on good footing to start the work”.
Speaking about the different ways that other Alumni can assist, the Principal said “am grateful they are coming in sets. Once they are on the ground, they will tell me to come up with my priority issues. Issues that are of concern to the school and issues that we want them to address”.
“We have prioritised the issues that they can help with and any batch that comes we will give you something to do. We have a lot of issues that can be addressed. With their intervention, we can turn Armitage into one of the best schools in the country” he concluded.
Below are two publications featuring exclusive interviews of Hon Alhagie Mbow and the Spokesperson Alhagie Sillah Conateh both of Armitage Class of 1991 Alumni.