The University of The Gambia (UTG) has emerged 8th position in the All African Moot Court Competition held in Pretoria, South Africa recently.
The All African Moot Court competition is observed annually and this is the 25th edition. The competition is designed to enable future lawyers of Africa to make proper research on how the court operates and stand on their various grounds on any given topic.
It also provides avenue for different students all over the continent to interact and compete among themselves in various topics learned in their respective universities.
The competition, which was organised by the Centre for Human Rights University of Pretoria and co-hosted by the University of The Gambia, brought together 59 universities across the continent of Africa. The University of The Gambia was represented by two law students; namely Joseph Correa and Nwachukull Sandra Adauyo.
In an interview with the Daily Observer, Joseph Correa, one of UTG’s representatives and a final year student, informed that the competition gave them the opportunity to deal with different human rights topics and ways in which violation of human rights can be prevented in Africa.
Correa maintained that defending state and the states integrity was also an issue they dealt with as a topic.
Nwachukull Sandra Adeuyo, another UTG final year student, who represented The Gambia, explained that the competition gave her the opportunity to meet with different judges from Uganda, Ethiopia, South Africa and other countries.
“It also provided us with a good experience that opened our knowledge, strength, opinions and skills regarding law.”
She affirmed that the motive behind the success of any university is teamwork, cooperation and hard work, hence with dedication they were able to be part of the top-ten in Africa.
For his part, Ensa Kinteh, the president of the Debate Gambia Association, expressed delight and appreciation to the Gambian team, saying the achievement recorded is first time in the history of the University.
Ensa noted that with cooperation and support from the University and The Gambia Government the students will continue to do their utmost in contributing to the development of the country.
Ousman Suwareh and Rohey Sanyang of the University of The Gambia, all expressed similar sentiments.
by Awa Gassama