Yafatou Secka

My name is Ya Fatou Secka.

I am 21 years old and live with my family. I am currently a second year student at the University of the Gambia pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies.I like reading novels alot  because it helps we learn new words and improve my vocabulary. I also like watchin t.v. and am a great fan of football. My best team is Real Madrid.

AforA has given me the opportunity to make my dreams come true which I am greatful for.

Fall semester 2018:

So far I have been able to get 3 As 1B and 2 Cs in my academic results

Spring semester 2019:

I have passed all my test and assignments so far and now waiting for exams

Fall semester 2019:

So far I have been able to successfully complete my 12 courses and made various research on my assignments in 2019. One of my main challenges is the poor transportation system which sometimes caused my lateness for lectures

Spring semester 2020:

So far I have completed all my assignments but our results are yet to be posted in the portal. My main academic challenge is the corona outbreak which has led to the closure of my school

Fall semester 2020:

I was able to have an A+ and some Bs in my last semester exams and I passed all my tests. My biggest academic challenge was the covid 19 which made us have our lectures online and that online lectures was full of challenges.

Spring semester 2021:

Done with all courses. Waiting for clearance.

January 2022

Am waiting for the examination results. It will be out probably by the end of this month. I will be cleared as soon as the results are out. I managed to get an internship at a small bureau so that I can have working experience before my papers are settled.

January 2023

Will complete ny degree for Development studies, which will take me another four semesters

Spring 2023

So far I have registered six courses in my area of Studies and I did all my assignments and tests, the marks are yet to be published. One of the greatest academic challenge I encountered in the beginning of the semester was lack of a mobile phone, I couldn’t access lecture materials and I was missing out important information concerning students but that issue has been resolved now that I have a mobile phone. The other challenge is poor transportation to get to the university which sometimes makes it difficult to reach school on time