Fridays off for Gambian Schools

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People who live in The Gambia could get longer weekends.

The country’s leader, President Yahya Jammeh, wants people to have Fridays off! People who work for the government will now work longer hours on Monday to Thursday. Schools may close on Friday as well, but make up the time throughout the week.

90% of The Gambia’s population is Muslim. It is hoped that Friday’s off will give them more time to pray, socialise and tend to fields.

The Gambia, also commonly known as Gambia, is a country in West Africa. It is the smallest country on mainland Africa.

It has a population of 1.7 million.

On 18 February 1965, the Gambia gained independence from the United Kingdom and joined the Commonwealth of Nations. Banjul is the Gambian capital.

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10 Responses

  1. I think it’s good to give them Friday off, for praying and get to know people, it would be good as long as they cover what is needed before Friday


  2. Whats in this for the other 10% of gambia that aren’t muslim what are they going to do? Besides getting another day off school they still have to work harder and longer tomake up for it.

  3. thats a good idea because it gives people more time to relax and socialise rather than to work or go to school

  4. I think thats a good idea but maybe us kiwis should have friday off and work harder during the rest of the week.

  5. Its kind of a good idea but what about the people who dont work for the Government? Will they get Fridays off too? Its not fair if they dont.


  6. it is a very good idea so kids would have less stress, but it would mean we get less school so we would be missing out on a day of learning, also homework deadlines would be tighter

  7. I think thats a bad idea cause
    1. fridays are the best days at school for me
    2. you only have 1 day not 2 off school!

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