GAMBIA COLLEGE STUDENTS ELECT NEW EXECUTIVE -Incoming President Promises Greater Unionism

By Saikou Suwareh Jabai
Acting under the dictates of the constitution of the students’ union,
the 2014/15 executive of the Gambia college students’ union handedover the mantle of leadership to a new executive during a ceremony
held at the college’s main hall last week
Delivering his inaugural speech, the incoming president, Ebrima Bah
from the School of Nursing and Midwifery, expressed his delight after
being chosen to serve as the president of the union for the next
academic year.
According to him, the college is on the brink of true greatness and
ready for its next period of growth and achievement. “You are part of
the school, a school where ideas flourish, where voices are heard and
where results are readily apparent in the young men and women we send
out into the field,” he reminded the students. He promised to promote
and protect the core values of unionism. President Bah acknowledged
that great challenges lie ahead of them as an executive body but he
was swift to add that with togetherness they will resolve them.
Also speaking, the newly sworn-in Information Minister, Yusupha
Darboe, described it as a challenge to serve as the information
minister which he is ready to face. He expressed his desire to work
with Gambia College Press provided that they will cope with the rules
and regulations governing the information ministry. Minister Darboe
revealed his plan to launch a project that will be designed to get
every college student covered with regards to information, adding that
he will create an online page that will contain up-to-date information
about the school.
This year’s handing over comes at a time when the union is faced with
a lot of challenges, including the absence of the outgoing President
Ceesay at the ceremony.