16 July 2012

Gambia: GTTI Students On Sensitisation Tour

The Gambia Technical Training Institute (GTTI) recently began a nationwide tour to sensitise students and other stakeholders about the functions and operations of GTTI. The theme of the tour is, 'Reaching out for excellence'.

The tour will avail the students and their lecturers the opportunities to interact with students and governors in the regions and to sensitise them on the importance and mandate of GTTI .

Speaking at a meeting held at Farafenni Army Barracks, Ya Awa Njie, a lecturer at GTTI, underscored the significance of the tour, noting that the aim of the visit is to encourage, sensitise and share knowledge with the people of the regions on the function of GTTI.

According to her, not everyone will have the chance to sit in the offices, so therefore it is important for one to acquire life skills. She urged the soldiers to attend GTTI, noting that it is crucial in the attainment of their primary objectives in their services, while describing the technical institution as centre of excellence.

For his part, Captain Ebrima Ceesay of Farafenni barracks commended the students for embarking on such a significant and timely tour. He also joined other speakers in urging his men in the Armed Forces to always prioritise education. The GTTI students and lecturers also visited Bansang Senior Secondary School as part of their nationwide tour.

Speaking at Basang, Ismaila Ceesay, the principal of Bansang Senior Secondary School, described the tour as important; that it will avail them the opportunity to know the courses being offered at GTTI, the mode of payment and what sort of skills one can acquire.

He advised the students of GTTI to continue sensitising people about the Institute, adding that those that are there should live up to expectation in order to encourage others inthe community.

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