The Gambia is a developing country in western Africa; the capital is Banjul. The official language is English, but many inhabitants speak indigeneous languages such as Wolof or Mandinka. Facilities for tourism in the Banjul area are good; however, outside the capital region, tourist facilities are limited in availability and quality.
Gambia: English Teachers Capacitated
In their attempt to complement their line ministry's effort in providing quality teaching, the English Teachers Association of The Gambia, recently organized a two day training for English Language teachers from selected Upper Basic Schools in Region One ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 30 Dec 2015 03:56:52 GMT
Poor teaching quality slows education progress
Enrolment rates at all levels of education have improved in The Gambia ... teachers and low staff retention levels, fewer than half of Gambian students pass standardised tests. In 2008 national exams, just 20 percent of grade-three students passed English ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 03 Nov 2008 16:00:00 GMT
Gambia expels top EU diplomat
Two years ago, he pulled Gambia out of the Commonwealth, saying the tiny west African nation would no longer belong to a ?colonial? institution, and also scrapped English as one of ... Britain did nothing except teach Gambians ?how to sing Baa ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 06 Jun 2015 11:38:52 GMT
MPH sophomore from Gambia is working to build a school
Along with offering girls a comprehensive education, the school will teach the women a trade ... the Sarrs want to sponsor six-week tutorial workshops in Gambia that will focus on the Gambian girls' English skills. "Although they can speak English ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Dec 2008 03:16:00 GMT
Independent Appeal: Gambia\'s beggar boys come back to the classroom
"I do my best to make sure they live on three meals a day," says Alhaji Lamin Touray, the marabout or religious teacher who ... in the care of the Gambia's marabouts. ChildHope UK, one of the charities supported by this year's Independent Christmas Appeal ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 26 Dec 2010 16:00:00 GMT
Multigrade Teaching in Sub-Saharan Africa
The Gambia: Government of The Gambia. ???. 2006a. English. Pupil?s Book 4. Macmillan: The Gambia. ???. 2006b. English. Teacher?s Guide 4. Macmillan: The Gambia. DOSFEA (Department of State for Finance and Economic Affairs). 2006.
Publ.Date : Sun, 08 Aug 2010 17:00:00 GMT
Indian helping to light up Gambia
"This is an initiative that must be applauded," Abdou Jallow, a teacher in the Serekuda district of the Gambia's capital ... Mohan, son of a former English Language professor at the National Defence Academy in India, told IANS that he came from Kerala ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:33:49 GMT
There\'s a growing demand at Fordham University for teaching \'Twi,\' a West African language
"Now, we want someone to teach Mandingo!" said Naison ... "I bet at least 15 mosques have opened here in the past 15 years, founded by Muslims from Mali, Senegal, Gambia and Togo." Fordham's Twi course was widely reported on the radio and television ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 15 Jan 2011 20:00:00 GMT
Gambia reveals details of failed coup attempt
The dissidents were armed with night-vision goggles, body armour and semi-automatic rifles bought from the U.S. through a shipment in a container hidden beneath clothes in barrels to the Gambia ... of Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital and repeatedly ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 08 Jan 2015 11:08:09 GMT
Children\'s needs central to response as Gambia uncertainty continues
If instability persists, learning materials ? including English language curriculum from Gambia ? can be distributed to displaced children in the host schools in Senegal. Emergency coordinators will also look to identify as many as 360 teachers and get ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:00:00 GMT