Grand Bassa University Students conclude three days Convention
By T. Alexander Bealded
Posted to this site: February 4, 2009
Lower Buchanan: What could be considered one of the liveliest days in the history of the Bassa people took place over the weekend in the port city of Buchanan.
It was enormous to see pepper, bitter balls and fruit sellers˘ children return home in university garments to once more pay respect to their parents and homeland.
Parents wore smiling faces with proud to see their children now educated people who they foresee becoming the changing hands of the county.
As Bassa University students paraded the principal streets of Buchanan, thousand of onlookers poured to the streets to get a glimpse of the beautifully dressed students in their union's t-shirts.
This is the first time Bassa students from the foremost universities around the country to group themselves into a union.
This newest development is expected to serve as a motivation for several students who are still engulfed in the shackled of poverty and uncertainty.
This mass exodus of Grand Bassa University students to their homeland is expected to be an annual event with the election of new corps of officials.
At this year's event a drafted constitution was adopted and new corps of officers was elected to stair the ship of affairs till December 2009. Students from the United Methodist University, University of Liberia, Cuttington University, AME University, AMEZ University and the Stella Maris Polytechnic were in attendance at this year˘s convention.
Student Vincent Willie became victorious in the presidential election above his two rivals.
Installation ceremony was held at the Thankful Baptist church in Buchanan with Hon. J.D Baryogar Junius serving as installation officer.
Willie promised the return of sanity to the institution and the institution of reconciliation amongst members.
The Bassa students are highly grateful to www.uniboa.org, local county authorities, county legislative caucus, Thankful Baptist church and everyone who contributed to the event financially, morally and spiritually.
About the Author
T. Alexander Beadlded is from Grand Bassa County. He is a graduate of St. Peter Claver Catholic School in Lower Buchanan, Grand Bassa County. Alexander is currently a student at the United Methodist University in Monrovia. Mr. Beadlded can be reached by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org