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YJAG Confers with Armitage Students

Aug 21, 2008, 9:25 AM | Article By: By Abdourahmann Sallah

The executive members of the Young Journalists Association of The Gambia (YJAG), led by its president, on Tuesday met with the writers club of Armitage Senior Secondary School.

The meeting, held at St.Thereses Lower Basic School in Kanifing where the students are currently attending summer classes, was highly welcomed by the young writers.

Speaking at the occasion, Musa Ndow, 1st vice president of YJAG, dilated on the history of the association which, he said, was founded on the 16th September 2007. He also informed them of the various activities carried out by the journalist body within the year. Mr. Ndow, an alumnus of Armitage, advised the students to work hard, noting that during his term the society used to be very good in the school.

Isatou Baldeh, 2nd vice-president of the association and also a former student of the school, dwelled on women's participation in media. She encouraged the girls to also take journalism as a profession noting that what men can do women can also do, if not more.

For his part, Mr. Nfamara Jawneh, president of YJAG, said that they had planned to meet the school earlier but due to logistical constraints it was not possible at the time. He told the students that the association is involving press clubs across the country in its activities so as to better prepare them to become great journalists in future.

The YJAG leader encouraged the aspiring journalists to always listen to news and make reading a hobby. He spoke at length about the plans they set for writers clubs in the country.

Assan Sallah, PRO of YJAG and himself an ex-student of Armitage, chaired the meeting. He extended an invitation to the writers club to attend the 1st anniversary of the association.

The teacher co-ordinator of the club, Mr. Jallow, welcomed the initiative. He appealed to YJAG to facilitate the training of young writer's club members.

In response Ms. Aminata Sanneh, Treasurer of YJAG, assured the students of their full support.

Ms. Rohey K. Saidy gave the vote of thanks.