Prime Minister receives report on the State of Student Governance in the Commonwealth

OPM, GEORGETOWn, November 17, 2016 – Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, today, received a copy of the report on the State of Student Governance in the Commonwealth from Joshua Griffith, Chairman of the Commonwealth Students Association (CSA) Steering Committee.

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and Legal Adviser & Coordinator of Governance Mrs Tamara Khan received the report on the State of Student Governance in the Commonwealth from Joshua Griffith - Chairman of the CSA Steering Committee

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and Legal Adviser & Coordinator of Governance Mrs Tamara Khan received the report on the State of Student Governance in the Commonwealth from Joshua Griffith – Chairman of the CSA Steering Committee

Prime Minister Nagamootoo shared the history of the student movement in Guyana and credits his leadership achievements to being actively involved in the student movement both nationally and internationally as a young man.

The Prime Minister extended an arm of support to Mr. Griffith for young student leaders all across Guyana.

Mr. Griffith, explained that today being International Students Day makes the handover of the report even more significant.  He noted also that he was unaware of the rich history of the student movement in Guyana and would share the knowledge gained with other student leaders as they would be excited to learn of it.

The Commonwealth Education and Youth Secretariat, following decisions made at the 18th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministries (CCEM), commissioned a report on the state of student governance in Commonwealth members’ countries.  This reports provides an analysis and evaluation of the current situation of the state of student governance in those countries.

The research team has developed a set of principles and a suggested framework, which analyzes different approaches to National Student Organisations.

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