The Law Students Association of the Gambia Technical Training Institute have called on the law students to boycott lectures until the political situation of the country is back to normalcy.
It could be recalled that The Gambia voted on December 1st, 2016 and incumbent President Yahya Jammeh was defeated. He conceded defeat and later made a U-turn, rejecting the results. Since then, the country plunges into a political nightmare and there have been calls by various institutions and organizations in the Gambia for Mr Jammeh to respect the will of the people.
“We would boycott lectures until the political situation of the country is back to normalcy for the safety and welfare of all law students as the unpredictable situation is highly unfavorable,” Law Association said. According to reports, the Board of Executive of the Association has conducted vote on the boycott at the institute which majority of the students voted overwhelmingly. It is reported that the petition was submitted to the management. It is said all law students are members to the association.
“We have been receiving complaints from students that they don’t have peace of mind while attending lectures under the current political situation,” said a source. Meanwhile, the management have not still respond to the petition, though the boycott started yesterday.