On Monday November 18, 2019, a new executive of the Saint Lucia National Students’ Council was elected during its annual general assembly at the Gros Islet Human Resource Development Centre.
The General Conference was attended by ten students’ councils from schools around the island.
The programme commenced with remarks from Dr. Gale Rigobert, Minister of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development.She expressed gratitude to the students present at the organization’s highest decision-making forum and encouraged participants to appreciate the opportunity to exercise student rights.
Following an exciting programme which saw an address from Ms. Louise Victor, Executive Director for the Folk Research Centre, the general assembly proceeded to elect a new executive for the year 2019-2020.
The new executive of the National Students’ Council is as follows:
President – ZannikaEmilien (Sir Arthur Lewis Community College)
Vice President (Districts 1-4) – Katelin Samuel (Sir Arthur Lewis Community College)
Vice President (Districts 5-8) –Waylan Didier (Vieux Fort A Level southern campus)
General Secretary – Faith Ernest (Sir Arthur Lewis Community College)
Assistant Secretary – Marissa Paul (Leon Hess Comprehensive Secondary School)
Treasurer – Jainashel Gabriel (Sir Arthur Lewis Community College)
Public Relations Officer – Danielle Charles (Sir Arthur Lewis Community College)
The executive elections were eagerly contested with a total of 13 candidates vying for positions. The executive was sworn in by Mr.Nyus Alfred President of the St. Lucia National Youth Council.
The election process was conducted by the Electoral Committee comprising of Chairperson Mr. Ajani Lebourne, First Vice president of the NYC, Youth Officer employed with the Ministry of Youth Development and Sports, Mr. Nickson Barry, Second Vice President of NYC, Ms. Anya Edwin, Programmes Officer of NYC, Mr. Rahym Augustin Joseph, and teacher at the Corinth Secondary School Ms. Ronisha Alexander. The elections were supervised by Alymphia Lionel, Civic and Voter Education Coordinator at the Electoral Department.