28 January 2013

Gambia: Faculty of Law, LSA Orientate Freshmen

The Law Students Association (LSA) in conjunction with the administration of Faculty of Law, of the University of The Gambia on Wednesday orientated their faculty freshmen at their campus situated along MDI Road, Kanifing.

In her opening remarks, Gloria Akpore on behalf of the acting dean, Dr Abubacarr A Senghore, welcomed and congratulated the new batch. She highlighted the importance of education, while encouraging the students to be law-abiding and be disciplined. Discipline, she went on, is the key to their profession, adding that they are role models that others will emulate in the society. Akpore thanked and introduced all the academic and non-academic staff of the faculty to the freshers.

For his part, Dr Ebrahim Lowe, a lecturer at the UTG discussed at length with the students on 'alternative disputes resolution'.He however advised the freshmen to be ready to learn with an open mind, describing the legal field as a noble profession.

The faculty administrator, Bobo Baldeh, dilated on the expectations of the faculty from the students; these include: the timely payment of tuition fees, timely registration, among other things. He urged the students not to forget their reason for enrolling into the UTG.

Azeez Yusuf, a final year student, and president of LSA, commended the faculty administration for a job well done. He said the day is meant for the induction of the new students into the faculty and to let them know the tradition of the faculty as regards the subject and modules they ought to cover before they graduate.

He urged the students to respect their colleagues and make friends with them because this will help them intheir search for knowledge. Yusuf however urged them to always attend the association's confabs; especially now that their congress is around the corner.

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