The Gambia Teachers’ Union has called on teachers and student to participate in national duty as well as exercise their civic right in tranquility and peace.
Below is the full text of the press release signed by Marie Antoinette Corr, General Secretary Gambia Teachers’ Union. It reads:
As we approach the conduct of the presidential elections on Saturday 4th December 2021, The Gambia Teachers’ Union hereby urges all teachers and students to participate in this national duty. However, you are all urged to exercise your civic right in tranquility and peace. We must all remember that we owe it to our country and posterity to ensure a peaceful election. As teachers, we have a moral duty to educate our communities on the effects of chaotic elections and its impact on the economy and peaceful co-existence.
Consequently, the Gambia Teachers’ Union encourages all teachers to uphold this moral duty throughout the conduct of the elections and thereafter. As teachers, we must always promote peace and tranquility as no meaningful progress can be attained in the absence of peace.
Finally, the National Executive of the Gambia Teachers Union urges all teachers, students, education workers and the general public at large to returnto their homes after casting their votes and wait for the official results.
We must all remember that we have the future of this nation hung on our shoulders. Collectively, we must ensure that the peace the country is known for is nurtured for posterity.
Marie Antoinette Corr