The Association of African Students in India (AASI), which is a prominent body furthering interests of African students in India held its annual election recently to pass on the baton to a new team. The democratically conducted election were supervised by an Electoral Committee consisting of eight members derived from different African Countries, and headed by Dr. Najib Hamisu Umar as its Chairman.
With this election, fourteen members were elected to form the new executive committee. These include, Murtala Ibrahim (Nigeria) – National President, Elizabeth Imwakalile (Tanzania) – National Vice President, Willa Tizza Chibanga (Zambia) – National Secretary General, Nwokeiwu Valentine (Mali) – National Treasurer, Rachida Radjabou (Comoros) – National Public Relation Officer, Imafidon Morrison (Nigeria) – National Social Events Coordinator, Adonis Boly Druid (Ivory Coast) – National Education Coordinator, Dahir Sagir Idris (Nigeria) -National Communication Coordinator, and Jacqueline Juvenary Kisanga (Tanzania) -National High Commissions & Embassies Coordinator. The swearing-in and inauguration of the new AASI Executives 2020 was held on September 22.
Subsequently, on October 5, 2020, the newly elected executives had their first meeting with AASI Advisors Members present and the former president, who briefed about the work done by the previous administration and its achievements. The discussion helped in identifying key issues to be prioritized by the new team. The second meeting of Executive members was held on October 17, 2020 at Galgotias College of Engineering & Technology in Greater Noida. The purpose of the meeting was setting of common goals and enable each executive office to initialize its administration.
The Association of African Students in India (AASI) is an umbrella body uniting all African students in India founded in the spirit of Pan-Africanism in 1963 by the late President of Malawi Prof. Dr. Bingu WaMutharika. The association reemerged in 2010 and again started playing an active role for the welfare of African students in India. To ensure wider participation, the Association operates on a decentralized structure, having seven bodies and also build cooperation with relevant youth-based organizations within Africa and around the world.