The Commonwealth Students Association (CSA) is inviting applications for seven key roles in its soon to be established Executive Offices.
The CSA was launched in 2012 at the 18th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers to facilitate global collaboration between students, and to empower them to effect meaningful and positive changes in education.
Since its establishment, the CSA has been championing the rights of students through its advocacy work. The body has also made valuable contributions to the shaping of post 2015 education goals for the Commonwealth and has been instrumental in providing crucial services to students – including ICT training.
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Applicants for the executive roles must be 18 years at the time of nomination and must not reach the age of 30 during their three-year term of office (2015-2018).
The deadline for submissions is 10 May 2015 at 11:59 GMT. The CSA’s Returning Officer and Electoral Body will review the applications and publish the list of qualified candidates on 18th May on their website and social media spaces.
The official campaign period and electoral regulations will be announced on 18th May.
Potential candidates will be invited to attend the 19th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers Youth Forum, where students will meet with ministers, senior government officials, teachers and education experts and organisations to chart the course of education in the Commonwealth for the next decade. CSA members will also vote on the adoption of the CSA constitution.
George Stanley Njoroge, current Chair of the CSA, described the Association as one of the Commonwealth’s “most important assets”.
“The CSA is barely three years old, but it is already playing a critical role in promoting and defending the rights of students”, he said. “It has been instrumental in giving student bodies the muscle to break through barriers and a collectively voice to affect policy and decision-making in education.
“The roles available present passionate young people with the opportunity to be part of something revolutionary, and to play a role in providing solutions to some of the pressing challenges that affect the youth, such as unemployment.”
The positions available are:
- Vice President (Democracy and Participation)
- Vice President (Advocacy and Partnerships)
- Africa & Europe Regional Representatives (2 positions)
- Asia Regional Representatives (2 positions)
- Caribbean & The Americas Regional Representative (2 positions)
- Pacific Regional Representative (2 positions)
For full guidelines and an application form, see:
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