Students from the School of Business and Public Administration are observing the maiden edition of ECOMANSA Week on the theme “Job Creation and Employability: Building a Sustainable Future for The Gambia”.

At the opening ceremony of the week, the Dean of the school, Dr. Momodou Mustapha Fanneh expressed his satisfaction with the level of organisation while encouraging the students to start thinking of creating their own businesses. 

“The hope is in us. The Change we are yearning for in this country will be achieved by us together” he emphasised. 

Chairman of the week, Mr. Baboucarr Nyang, thanked the university administration for creating the enabling environment that allows students to stage such important programmes. He explained the rationale behind the theme of this year’s celebration. 

“We chose this theme because we want to trigger a conversation around unemployment and underemployment with the hope of inspiring our students”, he said.

During the course of the week, students will be engaged in panel discussions,cultural exchanges,sporting activities, debates, a job fair and exhibition and will round off with a community service in the North Bank Region’s settlement of Barra.

President of the university Students’ Union,Ebrima L Dampha, said his council is “proud of the numerous achievements of the association” which include a research that was published in a reputable academic journal.