Monday donated fifty thousand dalasis to the University of The Gambia (UTG)
School of Social Sciences and Humanities Students Association (SOSHA) towards
the organisation of their annual SOSHA week activities.
The SOSHA week activities will include a public lecture, cleansing exercise, visit to Tanka Tanka psychiatric center and juvenile prison, seminar and debates, football, beauty pageant and awards night.
Prof. Pierre Gomez, Dean of School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) expressed gratitude for the Association’s commitment and dedication when it comes to academic development in the country.
He thanked Qgroup for the gesture and the Association for the initiative to engage the students academically to educate themselves and the country.
Madi Jobarteh of Tango urged the students to use their studies to liberate and change their people, adding that they should not betray their people as a development oriented people because social sciences is designed for social progress of the people. “Let us inspire and educate one another,” he said.
Dr. Ismaila Ceesay, political science lecturer and President of the University Teachers Union said university should be the factory of ideas, adding that learning is beyond passing exams and graduating, especially for university students.
Gibairu Janneh, also a lecturer at the University of The Gambia highlighted the importance of university associations, saying universities are the center for knowledge production and its students are the change makers.
Sarjo Touray, president of the association said as development students, events like this should be encouraged in other schools in the university as it exposes students to be more development oriented and be able to give back to society.
Mr. Touray urged all the students to make best use of the one week to educate themselves as learning does not only stop within the four walls of the class. “We are the students and we are the ones to change the status quo of this country.”
He also thanked Muhammed Jah and the entire Qgroup team for funding the event, saying they will use the money for the intended purpose which, he said will contribute to national development.