Gambia Methodist Academy


Hail worthy Gambia Methodist Academy
'Tis here we seek for truth and peace and wisdom infinite;
'Tis here we shall plod on,
Until the best is reached
And we shall shine forth as meteors
In our great and beautiful World.
Not by our might
But by the might of Almighty God,

We know we shall succeed,
We know we’ll reach our desired goal,
Nothing shall hinder us
As long as He leads on,
Let’s then lift up the name
Of our beloved alma mater!

Since its inception in September 1995, the Gambia Methodist Academy has steadily emerged as one of the best schools in The Gambia in terms of academic excellence and discipline.

The secret of this phenomenal success lies essentially in a dynamic Board of Governors and Staff that believe in high quality teaching, painstaking attention to detail and discipline.

The school’s aim is to mould the students to become responsible citizens, men and women of integrity who will contribute in fashioning the destiny of The Gambia in the near future.

Consequently, the school insists on discipline and hard work, maintaining a good appearance and relationships and love for the environment. In order to realize these ideals, the school provides an education which fully takes into account the students’ character development, interest, ability and aptitude, the vocational needs of the country and the economic resources of the state. This is to ensure that the student’s education can be of use to the country and at the same time, provide opportunities for him or her, to be successful in life.

This brochure offers an insight into the school. It gives the reader the opportunity to appreciate the system within which the institution operates.


Gambia Methodist Academy is a Junior and Senior Secondary School founded in 1995 by the Methodist Mission. The school is dedicated to serve students with a variety of academic preparations, through instruction in the humanities, social, moral, natural science and business. The outcome is the educated person full of knowledge and discipline.

Gambia Methodist Academy provides an opportunity for education to all regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin or ethnic background.

HOW TO UPHOLD IT..........

depends on


  • our Readiness
  • our Commitment
  • our Capacity
  • our Capability


    The Gambia Methodist Academy was established in January 1995 by the Methodist Church The Gambia.

    With major financial assistance from GAMWORKS and moral and technical support from the Department of State for Education and the Methodist Church, the idea became a reality in September 1995 when the school opened its doors to 135 students at Kanifing, MDI Road.

    In September 1996, the school moved to its present site at Bakau. With the introduction of the double shift system, the roll increased dramatically to 365. The school is situated about 100 metres from the nation’s radio station, Radio Gambia at Mile 7 on the Banjul-Bakau Road. It was officially opened at its present site on the 25thJanuary 1997 by the then Secretary of State for Education, Mrs. Satang Jow.

    Its first Principal was Mr. Isaac J A Goode and Reverend Titus K A Pratt served as the first Chairman of the Board of Governors of the school.


    Since the inception of the school it has made a name for itself in the areas of discipline and academic excellence. The school ranks amongst the best schools in The Gambia. The school has produced outstanding results in the country over the years in both GABECE and WASSCE.


    United Nations Development Programme UN Day Quiz Competition for Schools October 2000 2nd
    YMCA The Gambia Inter Schools Debate March 2001 1st
    Scripture Union of The Gambia Inter Schools Bible Quiz February 2002 2nd
    Bible Society in The Gambia Music Competition for Schools March 2004 1st
    Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC) Inter Schools Debate for Banjul/KMC Senior Secondary Schools June 2004 1st
    YMCA The Gambia Drama for Upper Basic Schools April 2005 1st
    Child Protection Alliance Drama for Senior Secondary Schools 2006 1st
    Scripture Union The Gambia Inter Schools Bible Quiz June 2006 1st
    Bible Society in The Gambia Drama, Quiz and Music for Senior Secondary Schools March 2007 1st
    United Nations Development Programme Quiz competition for Senior Secondary Schools October 2008 1st
    Scripture Union The Gambia Inter Schools Bible Quiz June 2009 1st


    The school has a development plan that has been divided into phases. Phases I and II have been completed and these include the construction of the Science Laboratories and the Home Science Labs and classrooms.

    Phase III consists of the construction of the following:

    1. A multipurpose Hall and chapel.
    2. And extended staff room.
    3. An audio-visual room.

    The implementation of these structures are yet to be undertaken. Due to the rather limited space at the present site, the Board of Governors is looking for suitable land for expansion.


    Gambia Methodist Academy established in 1995 will celebrate its 20th Anniversary beginning in September 2015.

    A cordial invitation is extended to all to join the family of Methodist Church The Gambia, the Board, Staff and Pupils of G M A, the members of Gambia Methodist Academic Ex-Students Association [GMAESA] and friends of G M A and celebrate 20th years of quality education and record breaking excellent performance.

    Please watch out for the celebration's programme of events!

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