Egide Kalisa, the current guild president of the National University of Rwanda Students Union (NURSU) was elected as one of the four deputy presidents of All Africa Students Union (AASU). It was on the occasion of the 2012 AASU congress which was held in Accra-Ghana from 29th July to the 1st of August 2012.
According to AASU constitution, Africa is divided into five regions: Eastern, Western, Southern, Central and Northern. After winning the election for the Students Union presidency of the Central Africa region, Egide Kalisa was automatically honored a four year mandate seat as Deputy President for AASU.
In a public statement, Egide Kalisa shared his satisfaction about his new position and responsibility stating that his election as one of the deputy presidents of AASU will be an exceptional opportunity to raise the profile of his country, to increase visibility of Rwanda in general and the National University of Rwanda in particular.
â€śGenerally, I will try to use my position to expose Rwanda achievements in several sectors such as unity and reconciliation, the fight against corruption, education, security and economy among othersâ€ť, emphasized Kalisa.
â€śIn this new role, I will be able to bring a contribution in informing foreigners about Rwanda rich and beautiful history as many people only know our country because of the Genocide against Tutsiâ€ť, he added.
Egide Kalisaâ€™s meteoric rise serves as a testimony of his dynamism; hardworking ethics and determination to defend studentsâ€™ best interests. He vowed to be a competent ambassador representing the National University of Rwanda.
The 2012 AASU
elections were conducted under the supervision of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Liberia (former president of Liberia Students Union).
The All Africa Students Union (AASU) is a continental focused leading umbrella Organization for students in Africa and African students in the Diasporas. AASU has been in existence since 1972, its headquarters is based in Accra Ghana.
Kalisa Egide(Right) and Sengoga Roger( from KIST)who was elected member of AASU secretariat
Education Minister of Ghana(second left) opening officially the 2012 AASU
KALISA Egide(Left) and Minister of Foreign affairs (with spectacles)after his election
By Jean Baptiste Micomyiza