BAFA, Engineering (Sound Design), Art Institute of Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Certified Instructor/Trainer, Dept. of Defense, US Army
Gora M. Faal is currently the Program Developer and Trainer at Islamic Online University (IOU), Intensive English Course (IEC). He is a Certified Instructor/Trainer, (certified by the U.S. Dept. of Defense) a Scholar, (Social Scientist) an Engineer, (Sound Designer) and a former military leader (US Army) that has acquired a vast range of training & instructing experiences from various professional assignments—handling classes of up to 100 personnel.
Gora M. Faal is the developer of the PDMLT Program, (Professional Development, Management & Leadership Training Program) a Professional Development Program that addresses the issues of Professionalism, Management and Leadership, demystifying misnomers, and highlighting the unique relationship that ties them together.
Abdoulie M. Sanyang
Valerie Denise Kenndy
She has vast knowledge in the art of teaching as she has 14years teaching experience. She taught in Almadina School, where she taught the 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade in the U.S.A, California, she was also the Head of Teachers in service. Valerie has a wonderful teaching character which places her among the best Teaching Assistant in the Intensive English Course.
Due to her hard work and extreme dedication, she has been awarded the TEFL certificate by the Islamic Online University. She has a certificate in Information Technology, a diploma in English Proficiency and also a certificate in Financial Accounting.
She did some voluntary service for The Gambia Red Cross society for almost 3 years, after which she was employed as secretary at The Kids Come First Foundation for 3 months.
He was a student in the Intensive English Course and due to his hard work, he managed to be among the top students in his class.
He did voluntary teaching at Mahad Tallinding Islamic School and also at Imam Malick.
Pa Alieu Fofana
He underwent the teacher training and was successful enough to join the rest of the IEC family.
Muhammadul Kabir Mbye
Mr. Mbye served as a French teacher at Rev. J.C Faye Memorial School from 2005 to 2008. He served as the Acting Head of the language department at 22nd July Academy from 2013 to 2014.
Ousman was on placement and was posted by the college as a teacher trainee to Kitty Upper Basic School where he instructed two academic subject areas to classrooms of up to 55 students. He left Kitty Upper Basic School (on excellent terms) at the end of the 2009 academic year to provide full-time teaching as a trained teacher at Pakalinding Upper Basic and was then transferred by the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education to Kabafita Upper Basic School. He served as the head of Social and Environmental Studies Unit at Presentation of Mary Basic Cycle School while pursuing a degree course at the University of The Gambia.
Mr. Gaku underwent numerous trainings ranging from Basic Scout Leadership, HIV and AIDS, French, Information Technology to Leadership Training. He earned high marks for the quality and creativity of classroom teaching, lesson plans and instructional materials used in teaching diverse subjects (e.g., science, social studies and history). He developed innovative approaches that were repeatedly held up as the model standard for meeting educational goals in areas including technology integration across the curriculum, experiential learning, literacy and diversity, taught general education students as well as individuals with learning challenges and special needs within a mainstreamed, inclusive classroom. He is consistently commended for ability to redirect students exhibiting behavioural problems by replacing disruptive, unproductive patterns with positive behaviors, as a result,he earned the best teacher award twice. Gaku actively served on a variety of school committees and task forces focused on sport development, press club coordination, social and fundraising. He also established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers and school administrators/staff and quickly became a “first-to-call” resource in current substitute teaching role, typically working five days per week and personally requested by many teachers to take over their classrooms during absences.
Mr. Gaku served as the Secretary General and President of the Federation of Gambia Muslim Students’ Organisation (FEGAMSO) from 2009 to 2015 and is currently the Secretary General of the Assembly of Gambia Muslim Youths (AGAMY). He also served as Secretary to Pakalinding Youth Cultural Drama Association,Operation No Back-way To Europe, Lower River Region Chapter, and was a students’ Imam at the Gambia College during his course of study. He is also a presenter of the Students’ Hour and Education Forum at Al Falah Radio.
Gibbi BaldehDiploma Information Technology and English Proficiency Certificate Commercial Management (Business Studies) Certificate TEFL (In-Service Training) IOU, IEC program
During two years of classroom teacher service, (active duty) he had the opportunity to be part of the new teacher trainers for the Intensive English Course (IEC) and trains teachers on how to prepare test questions for the students as well as on how to apply proofreading symbols when marking test or exam papers.
Furthermore, due to his performance and punctuality, he was declared the TA of the academic year 2013-2014 by IOU Administrative and students and was ranked third best by the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE) and The Gambia College for the academic year 2015.
Mr. Fatty taught for more than ten years in different senior secondary schools. He served as an office assistant and accountant for one year and is currently serving as the Head of Site at John Pickering Comprehensive Senior Secondary School. He is also an Exam Supervisor at Gambia Technical Training Institute.
Babucarr Jatta is also a Quranic Teacher and gets to teach Muslim children their religion.
Isatou B Secka
As a citizen who is determined to help the generation through education, she has worked in two different schools as an English and Business Management teacher for the past 4 years, before joining the IOU family.