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Published On: Fri, May 26th, 2023

Trust Bank Holds It’s Excellence Millennium Students’ Awards

Trust Bank Limited on Wednesday convened its excellence millennium award presentation in honor to 10 Gambia’s most outstanding students in the 2022 Grade nine (9) West African Examination Council (WAEC) derived from various Junior Secondary Schools with aggregate 6.

Students were derived from Gambia Methodist Academy, SOS Herman Gmeiner Junior School, Ann Marie Rivier, Mansa Colley Bojang Junior School, St. Therese’s Junior School, Charles Jow Memorial Academy and St. Peter’s Junior School.

The occasion held at the Atlantic Hotel in Banjul, marked 13 times in 13 years the bank is undertaking such a paramount gesture in their support to the educational sector where young students’ achievements are being recognized.

The awards which worth over D500, 000, also went through four different segments where D5, 000 and a computer tablet and a certificate of excellence to each of the top 10 outstanding students.

D10, 000 to the school that produced the candidate with the best results, D20, 000 to the school with the highest number of awardees and D5, 000 to the most outstanding student.

Speaking at the ceremony, Njilan Senghore, Managing Director of Trust Bank said the award was not just a recognition of the students’ academic excellence but a celebration of their characters, dedication and commitment to making a positive difference in their lives.

She notes that the students have demonstrated their willingness to go above and beyond what was expected of them, saying “to the awardees, all your hard work has paid off. Years of hard work has brought you to this moment.”

She informed awardees that the event was not the end of the journey but a beginning of a new chapter to discover, learn and achieve while she encouraged them to challenge themselves to embrace new experiences, ideas and never to lose sight of the goals.

“I urge each one of you to continue striving for excellence in your chosen fields. Our country needs people like you who are constantly pushing themselves to be their best to make a positive change,” she encouraged.

She said that out of a total of 27, 018 candidates that sat the exams, 58.09% were females, where 31 students scored aggregate 6 of which 18 were girls and 13 boys including the top ten that they have awarded this year.

Ebrima Sisawo, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education noted that awardees made not only the education sector proud, but also their parents and teachers.

He urged students to maintain the momentum, noting that the ministry has confidence in their achievements, that in the new three years, they are going to seat for the grade 12 exams where they will be looking at their names in that top list as they have already set up the standard.

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