By Buba Gagigo
The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE) has rescheduled the National Assessment Test (NAT) and the Gambia Basic Education Certificate Examination (GABECE) to July 2022.
The MoBSE release said the move is to allow the students displaced in Foni by the Cassamance crisis to settle down and catch up the lost contact hours before they sit for the exams.
“The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE) in consultation with the West African Examination Council (WAEC) wishes to inform Regional Education Directorates, School Principals, Parents, Students and the Public that the 2022 National Assessment Test (NAT) and the Gambia Basic Education Certificate Examination (GABECE) have been rescheduled to July 2022
“The reason for this development is to allow students affected by the Cassamance crisis in Foni to settle down and catch up for the lost contact hours. The Ministry will continue its consultations with WAEC to communicate the new dates once they are confirmed. In light of this development, MoBSE would like to solicit the cooperation and understanding of all stakeholders,” MoBSE in a statement today.
Many schools near the Gambia-Senegal border in Foni were closed and some of their students were internally displaced because of the clashes between the MFDC and the Senegalese Soldiers recently.