By Ndey Sowe
Dr Seedy Drammeh has launched eleven books which have been approved by the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education’s (MoBSE) Curriculum, Research, Evaluation and Development Directorate, for use as supplementary material for Senior Secondary Schools and other higher institutes of learning.
At a press conference chaired by the Secretary General of the Writers Association of The Gambia, Kebba Mamburay on Thursday 10th November 2022, Michael Hamadi Secka, Curriculum Officer at MoBSE acknowledged the efforts of Modou Mbaye, the Director of Curriculum who he said wishes to ensure that Gambian books are present in Gambian schools so that the rudimental knowledge that children will learn will be about their country.
Mr Secka said the Director of Curriculum wants every Gambian child who leaves basic cycle of education to be able to speak, listen, read and write good English, and said this cannot be achieved without Gambian authors.
“This is a clear manifestation of somebody who does not have an English background to emerge with eleven books at one go, and shows that we Gambians can do it,” Mr Secka expressed.
Mr Secka said one thing he likes about the books is that he (the author) has emerged from fiction writing and he has gone into research, which is very fundamental. He urges all Gambians to buy a copy of the books and appeals for other to buy and donate to schools, by patronising the author.
Mr Secka reiterated that the author has fulfilled his role of sharing information.
“The essence of writing books is to communicate and change behaviours as well as build on something and demystify something, and these books will try to change your behaviour, when read.” Secka added.
Dr Seedy Drammeh, the Author said the books are approved by Curriculum and believes in their important in enhancing the capacity of Gambians and non-Gambians alike. He said education is about the preparation of the mind. and said “if we are able to prepare our minds through reading, interaction, and through listening then we have attained our objective of promoting education in the country.”
“I believe the evidence contained in each of the books are facts that would enhance the capacity of any reader within Gambia and elsewhere,” Dr Drammeh hinted. He calls on all Gambians and non-Gambians to grab a copy of his books and read them adding that he is excited because the focus is about school children. Some of the title of the books are: The Plight of Women in Rural Gambia; Perspective on New Gambia; Employee On boarding Process and Job Seekers Handbook; Meet Me In Banjul; Office Politics and How to Survive It; Contributions of Corporate Governance; Guide to Better Work Relationship and Inspiring Quotes; Rethinking Irregular Migration; Strategies for Achieving Employee Engagement and Productivity; Workplace Taboos and How to Control Them and The Influence of Motivation on Employee Performance.