Ondo State students under the aegis of the National Association of Ondo State Students (NAOSS), has elected its first female president.
She is Mary Ogunga of Ilaje Local Government Area of the state.
A law student at the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, in the state, the history making lady, disclosed that development of the academic agenda of Ondo students would be the priority of her administration. “As part of my plans for vying for this Office, it is expedient that I must mention that academics of our student shall be of utmost importance to us. It is important to state that the Political objective for the Association is education for liberation.”
Career advancement programmes, participation in competitions, would equally receive prominence. “Our plans cut across a well-defined system to ensure smooth running and effective participation in competitions, Career advancement programs and seminars amongst others.
Mary also promised effective welfarism for Ondo students. “It is said that welfarism of the members of any Association is its main purpose for existence, and this is rightly provided for Section 8(1)(b) of the NAOSS Constitution. We shall continue to ensure the betterment and welfarism of all NAOSSITES via the prompt payment of bursaries when due amongst others “.
She also noted that sports development would also take centre stage in her administration. “While we recognize that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, we have carefully mapped a social activity plan for NAOSS which is not limited to the NAOSS. We are equally working on the provision of a better sporting facility system and igniting the spirit of sportsmanship amongst our students. As a lover of sport and one who was an active member of the Chess Club at the University of Benin, I am not oblivious of the great role sport plays in every Association”.