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  • The National Secondary Students Council (NSSC) has extended the nomination period for positions on its executive body to Tuesday, September 30, 2014.
  • The NSSC is the Umbrella Organization for Students’ Councils across Jamaica and represents over 300,000 students in all public secondary institutions.
  • The NSSC is a student advocacy movement which seeks to promote student interests and rights, while encouraging student responsibility.

The National Secondary Students Council (NSSC) has extended the nomination period for positions on its executive body to Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

The NSSC is the Umbrella Organization for Students’ Councils across Jamaica and represents over 300,000 students in all public secondary institutions. The NSSC is a student advocacy movement which seeks to promote student interests and rights, while encouraging student responsibility.

According to Ruth Lawrence, Youth Empowerment Officer for Kingston and Coordinator of the NSSC elections, the Ministry of Youth and Culture through the National Centre for Youth Development, is working to get more students at the secondary level involved in national discussions.

“We understand the importance of giving students the opportunity to represent their peers not just at the schools they attend but also at the regional and national level. Extending the deadline will allow those student councillors who missed the initial deadline in June to still apply. The elections will be held in November,” she added.

Student Councillors across the island are being encouraged to submit their nominations for the following national and regional posts:

NATIONAL:

National President

General Secretary

National Treasurer

National Public Relations Officer

 

REGIONAL:

Six (6) Vice Presidents for Regions I-VI

Six (6) Assistant Vice Presidents for Region I-VI

Six (6) Secretary / PRO I-VI

Nomination forms can be downloaded from www.youthjamaica.com or from the NSSC’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/nsscja. Interested students are also being encouraged to contact the NSSC, through the NCYD at 978-7881 ext. 5116 or by email at nsscja@gmail.com for additional information.