The eighth annual congress of the National Patriotic Students' Association (NAPSA) is scheduled to take place this month from the 11th to the 14th.
Information reaching Youth Forum from the NAPSA secretariat revealed that the congress will be held at the Friendship Hotel in Bakau and will be attended by 300 students from across the country.
The theme for this year's congress, according to sources, is 'peace and discipline, a perquisite to national development'.
The public relations officer of NAPSA, Ya Marie Janneh, called on Gambian students to take the congress seriously. As the umbrella body of all students in the basic and senior secondary schools in the country he added that NAPSA, since its inception, has been advocating for quality education, trying to unite students from all parts of the country, promote discipline in schools, preaching peace and unity in all schools across the country, conducting sensitisation programmes on TV and radio and encouraging students to work hard towards national development.
The NAPSA spokesperson also used the opportunity to thank the Gambian leader President Jammeh for donating a new coaster to them as well as supporting various schools with new buses. "President Jammeh has indeed made Gambian students proud," Ya Marie said.
She also applauded President Jammeh for the tremendous achievements registered in the education sector and the Department of State for Basic and Secondary Education for their support as well.