Momodou Sabally, the Director General of The Gambia Radio and Television Services, has remarked that efficient time management and healthy sense of self-esteem are critical elements of authentic success.
Sabally, the Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Observer, was speaking at the Kotu Senior Secondary School on Tuesday while addressing participants at the 2016 Youth Camp organised by the Federation of The Gambia Muslim Students’ Association (FEGAMSO).
The one-week camp, which is described as an Islamic Week of Excellence and Spirituality organised under the theme; “Tolerance in the Face of Conflict of Ideas”, has provided young Muslim students the opportunity to be lectured by the motivational speaker on the topic “Time Management and Self-Esteem.”
The question and answer session that ended the discussion gave participants the chance to ask Sabally their long-standing complicated questions on the topic. The Guest Speaker quoted several verses of the Qur’an relevant to time management and self-esteem.
During the session, DG Sabally indicated that the camp has many important benefits that are expected to immensely impact the lives of the participants. He disclosed that this is one of the best sessions he has presided over, saying the topic of the discussion is an important aspect that people should put into consideration.
“People should be conscious of time as it is the stuff that life is made of. Time is important; mismanaging it can lead to failure,” he said, adding that planning is a great way of time management which is necessary for everyone to adopt.
He also dwelled on self-esteem, saying it could be defined as having a feeling of respect for yourself. He mentioned that study and understanding of relevant Quranic verses like verse 4 of Surah Tin, “Surely We created man of the best stature.” is critical to development of self-esteem. “Self-esteem has a lot to do with respect, it is not based on one’s tribe or wealth and background,” he stated.
Sabally praised FEGAMSO for organising a religious event of this magnitude and encouraged the participants to keep up the moment.
by Modou Lamin Jammeh