On Tuesday, 22nd May 2018, the National Assembly welcomed a group for an educational visit from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. The group was a small one consisting of 24 university students and 4 professors. Mr. Jonathan Rothermel has been bringing students from abroad for educational visits to the National Assembly for the past 5 years.
The group arrived at around 1:30P.M. and were escorted up and seated in the gallery where the presentation took place. The presentation was conducted by Ms. Eudice Gibson, Senior Clerk Assistant. They were given a brief description of the historical background of the National Assembly, the composition of the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the functions of the legislative branch of government. They also had the pleasure of seeing the Mace and were given a brief history of its historical background of the design and the significant role it plays in the sitting of the House of Representatives.
At the end of the presentation the students had various questions that were asked and Ms. Gibson ensured to answer and explain the best way possible.
To arrange for a tour of the National Assembly Building, visitors can call the Office of the Clerk at (501)822-2141 or send an email to ClerkNA@bna.gov.bz.