Nov 21, 2008, 4:09 AM
The new executive of the National Patriotic Students Association (NAPSA) on Saturday formally took the leadership of the association, at a handing over ceremony held at the Regional Education Office in Kanifing.
Addressing the gathering, Modou Alieu Sowe, the outgoing Chairperson of NAPSA thanked his team for their hard work and dedication, which he noted, had resulted in the realisation of several projects.
He preached the need for unity among the new executive to enable them achieve their desired objectives.
He informed the incoming executive that NAPSA is an association of sacrifice, noting that whoever sacrifices for the sake of the students Allah will surely reward them.
The outgoing Chair revealed that he has handed over D74, 000 to the incoming executives, and then underscored the importance of discipline.
For his part, Marchel Mendy, the Executive Secretary of the National Youth Council advised students to desist from all forms of malpractices, such as smoking cigarette, cannabis and jumping over school fences.
Mr. Mendy noted that NAPSA is doing all what it takes to sponsor students to protect their welfare.
He challenged the students to give maximum respect to both their parents and teachers, and to take their education seriously as it is the key to success.
Another key outgoing member Aminata M. B. Ceesay also urged the students to unite and work hard. She implored them to learn from their mistakes and improve on them.
She also advised the students to be hard working and discipline and then urged the incoming executive to embark on familiarisation tours.