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Dominique Ouattara Awards the Best Students of the Regional Academy of Sciences and Sea Technology
Dominique Ouattara Awards the Best Students of the Regional Academy of Sciences and Sea Technology
Dominique Ouattara Awards the Best Students of the Regional Academy of Sciences and Sea Technology

The First Lady, Dominique Ouattara, sponsored the 30-year commemoration ceremony of the Regional Academy of Marine Sciences and Technology (ARSTM), coupled with the celebration of the excellence of the Gender of this instition. The ceremony took place on Wednesday, August 02nd, 2017, in the realms of the ARSTM, in the presence of Mr. Amadou Koné, Minister of Transport, Minister of State, Oyé Guilavogui, Minister of Transport of Guinea Conakry and Chairman of the Board of Directors of ARSTM.

On this occasion, the sponsor of the event awarded the best students of the academy. Six (06) students, including three (03) girls and three (03) boys, received the rewards of the wife of the Head of State. The award-winner Kadjo N'Dathua Grâce Mireille, an Ivorian national, received an envelope of 500,000 CFA francs and a laptop. The other winners received each 100,000 CFA francs and a laptop.

The godmother of the event took the opportunity of this ceremony to take social actions. Indeed, as usual, she offered donations in cans and in-kind to the institution to help it in its mission of training technicians and managers of the professions of the sea. So, well before the celebrations of the thirty years of the ARSTM, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara had offered a medical ambulance to the Academy of the Sea. These festivities gave her the opportunity to strengthen the offer of care of the infirmary of the institution. She offered a computer, a medical refrigerator, 2 stethoscopes, 3 suture boxes, 3 consultation lamps, 10 blouses, 16 sheets, and many other medical equipment in the infirmary. Still in order to improve the health of the students of the academy and the surrounding populations, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara offered 1,000 doses of vaccines against Typhoid fever.

In addition, the godmother offered CFAF 10,300,000 to students, teachers and the attending people. These donations worth more than 25 million CFA francs were given by Mrs Dominique Ouattara to the students, to the Regional Academy of Sciences and Techniques of the Sea and to the populations during these festivities.

After offering all these gifts, the sponsor of the event congratulated her godchildren for the excellent results obtained during the academic year. "As for me, I would like to tell you that I am particularly proud of you. I encourage you to persevere in the path you have taken, and to excel in everything you undertake throughout your life. The profession of the Sea that each of you has chosen is a noble and exciting craft that will lead you to discover the world and to realize your dreams. I would like to invite you to practice it with a lot of conviction and motivation, "advised Mrs. Dominique Ouattara.

Mr. Amadou Koné, Minister of Transport, praised the organization of the celebration of excellence in gender. For the latter, all of the actions of the First Lady to promote the issue of gender is bearing fruit. However, he acknowledged that despite these developments, the question of gender remained a major concern for the Government.

Mr. Oyé Guilavogui, Minister of State, Minister of Transport of Guinea-Conakry, in addition, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ARSTM welcomed the social commitment of Mrs. Dominique Ouattara. He expressed the hope that the other African First Ladies would follow his example for the well-being of the populations.

Colonel Karim Coulibaly, Director General of ARSTM, for his part, thanked the sponsor for her social actions in favor of her institution. He revealed that the ambulance offered by Mrs. Dominique Ouattara made it possible to transport seriously ill students and residents of the school. According to the latter, the ambulance allowed to organize 72 evacuations at the level of the school and fifty for the local populations. In addition, he revealed that in the face of the inaccessibility of the district, the school decided to open its infirmary to the populations. Also, these donations of biomedical equipment will help strengthen the health care offer and the quality of this health center.

For Mademoiselle Mafo Judith, students’ spokesperson, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara is a model for young girls. So, in the image of their godmother, in the name of her fellow students, she made a commitment to be among the best. Let’s note that a parade of students ended this ceremony.