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Stratford College of Management elects new student executive

Oct 25, 2011, 12:31 PM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

Stratford College of Management last Thursday held an election for their student executive.

Speaking at the ceremony, Festus Ubi Edet, principal of Stratford College, told the gathering the ceremony was first of its kind in the annals of the school to have students democratically elect their own leaders.

 “We are now four years in The Gambia,” he said, adding that Stratford College of Management is an international college with its headquarters in London.  He revealed that the college is located in seven countries in the world.

He also said they have realised the need to have a formal body to partner with sister student bodies of the University of The Gambia, MDI and others.

The school principal told the newly elected members that their role is a challenge that calls for test of their potential as servants of their student companions.

He further urged them to take up the challenge as they are not only serving the school but the nation as well. “Do your best to display your potential where there is an opportunity,” the principal re-echoed.

Speaking earlier, Baron Eloagu, coordinator of student affairs, noted that prior to the ceremony the students contested elections, through which a group of students emerged to form the student executive union of the college.

“The college is a student friendly institute; that was why we decided to come up with a student affairs office,” he said.

He commended the electoral body for their good work in conducting a successful election. He also urged the union to work together as a team.

He however reminded the new student committee to act in their capacities as student leaders and not as administrators of the college.

Other speakers at the function included Musa Nyassi, member of the electoral commission, Landing Sanneh, president-elect, Lamin Sima and Muhammed Sallah from Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation.

The newly executive members include Landing Sanneh, president, Fatou Jallow, vice-president, Oumie Bah, secretary general, Sulayman Ndong, social secretary, and Haja Haddy Jallow, chief inspector.