22 February 2013

Gambia: Social Science Students' Association of UTG Hands Over Power to New Executive

The (SoSHA) of the UTG held its official handing over and a seminar on the theme 'the European Union's 17 points proposed political dialogue,merits and demerits at the Brikama Campus on the 21stFebruary, 2013. Amadou Barry a student at UTG moderated the ceremony. The invited guests were the Minsters of Foreign Affairs Susan Waffa-Ogo to dilate on the "Future of Gambia-EU relation" upon EU's request for the Article 8 political dialogue.

The Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, Dr. Momodou Tangara to expound on the 'impact of article 8 political dialogue on Gambia's Sovereignty'.

Mr. Halifa Sallah, "EU's 17 points proposed political dialogue, the merits and demerits".

Mr. Gibairu Janneh,the Secretary of the Gambia Press Union (GPU) to harp on the "importance of Press freedom to national development".

The outgoing executive of the Association rendered accounts to their peers before handing over the new executive before the presentation of papers.It reflected the cultivation of a democratic culture by the students.

Unfortunately, the two Ministers were not present to grace the occasion because of official duties . However, we will publish the speeches delivered by Mr. Sallah and Mr. Janneh in subsequent editions.

The ceremony was graced by both students of the Gambia College and UTG and Mr. Abdu Karim Kamara who gave welcoming address. He emphasised the importance of grooming students who are keen in conducting research and organising educative programmes.

The ceremony was closed after a question and answer session which enabled the students to interact with Mr. Sallah and Mr. Janneh.

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