30 April 2024

ECU partners with University of The Gambia for intercultural exchange

East Carolina University (ECU) and The Gambia’s University of The Gambia (UTG) have established a partnership to foster intercultural exchange. A recent visit by UTG officials solidified the collaboration, which will involve faculty exchanges, joint research projects, and virtual classes. The initiative is expected to benefit students from both institutions by exposing them to new cultures and areas of study. ECU hopes to raise awareness of sub-Saharan Africa, while UTG seeks expertise in managing a growing university. More

Cabinet Approves the Establishment of a New University of Education in The Gambia

The Gambian government is set to establish a dedicated University of Education. Merging existing education schools from both the Gambia College and the University of the Gambia, the new institution aims to strengthen teacher training and educational leadership in the country. More


31 March 2024

Ministry of Higher Education Research Science and Technology Presents at the Presidential Delivery Forum

Gambia is overhauling its higher education system. Gambia College will become a full university, and new TVET centers with student stipends aim to boost technical education and entrepreneurship. These reforms aim to improve access to education and professional training.  More


31 January 2024

Exploring Global Collaborations: UTG to Host Maiden International Staff Week with University of Jaen, Spain

The University of The Gambia is proud to announce that it will hold its maiden International Staff Week in collaboration with the University of Jaen, Spain. This exciting event is set to bring together more than twenty delegates from Spain, fostering enriching interactions with UTG staff members. Read more

Italy-Based Foundation Donates to Crab Island TVET

Altro Mondo, an Italy based organisation recently extended magnanimity to the Crab Island Technical and Vocational Education Training Centre (CITVETC) with the presentation of an assortment of tools, materials, school and office stationery, and electronic gadgets. Read more


30 November 2023

Gambian Higher Education Delegation Visits NUC, Harps on Capacity Building

A powerful delegation from the Gambian Ministry of Education, led by the Minister of Higher Education, Professor Pierre Gomez, last week Monday, visited the National Universities Commission (NUC), to seek more collaborations with the Commission on scholarships and capacity building. Read more

Kora: In Search of the Origins of West Africa’s Famed Stringed Musical Instrument

“How come we’ve never heard of this beautiful instrument until now?” This was posted by a first-year college student to my world music course discussion board recently. He voiced what many of his peers probably felt after watching the extraordinary documentary Ballaké Sissoko, Kora Tales. Read more

LSE And Africell Deliver Innovative Executive Training in The Gambia and Sierra Leone

In October, London-based Africell and LSE Generate, the School’s entrepreneurship hub, delivered a series of bespoke training courses on “intrapreneurship” and “empathetic leadership” in The Gambia and Sierra Leone, where Africell is the leading mobile operator. Read more

Minister Gomez Attends Higher Education Ministerial Summit

The Honourable Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, Professor Pierre Gomez, is currently participating in the Higher Education Ministerial Summit, organised by Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) in Quebec, Canada. Read more

MoHERST, St. Petersburg State University to Foster Collaboration in Higher Education 

The Deputy Permanent Secretary (Technical) of the Ministry Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, Mr. Mucktarr M.Y Darboe on behalf of the Permanent Secretary, on Friday 3rd November 2023 received in audience a delegation from St Petersburg State University of Russia. Read more 

World Deaf Leadership Scholars from Gambia, Laos, and Ethiopia Named For 2023 

Binta Badjie, of Banjul, Gambia; Phanita Maiphone, of Vientiane, Laos; and Biruk Gizaw, of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, have been selected from a field of 600 applicants as Gallaudet University’s newest WDL scholars. Read more


31 October 2023

Higher Education Ministry Signs Agreement with GTSC

The Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology has signed a contract agreement with The Gambia Transport Service Company (GTSC). The rationale of the agreement is to ease the transportation of students to and from the University of The Gambia Faraba Banta Campus. Read more


30 September 2023

Higher Education Ministry Awards Scholarships

The Ministry of Higher Education Research, Science and Technology has awarded scholarships to 10 students to study agriculture and fishery-related courses in Malawi, Africa. Read more

Ministry of Higher Education Signs Performance Contract

The Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (MoHERST) has signed a performance contract with tertiary and higher education institutions under the thumb of its compass. Read more

MoHERST Steps Up Efforts to Revolutionise Education  

The Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology last Friday launched a Joint E-Learning and Digital Library Platform for all tertiary and higher education institutions in The Gambia. Read more

‘TVET Serves a Productive Response to Challenges’ 

The Director of the ECOWAS Commission based in Abuja, Nigeria has revealed that the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is a productive response to challenges, enabling learners to acquire practical skills and competencies that meet the present and future needs of the labor market. Read more


31 July 2023

Coventry University Leaders Meet President of Gambia to Explore Possible Partnerships

Coventry University Group has held discussions with the President of The Gambia to discuss economic development opportunities, including the National University of The Gambia’s newest campus. Read more


30 April 2023

Higher Education Ministry Includes Madrassa in TVET Center Programs

The Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology has included the Arabic school “Madrassas” students into the TVET Center programs, considering that 19% of the high school students’ population are from the Madrassa. Read more

Fifty Students Certified in Auto Mechanics, Others By UNESCO, MoHERST

At least fifty students of auto mechanics, air conditioning maintenance, and digital literacy amongst others were certified by UNESCO through the Ministry of Higher Education Research Science and Technology (MOHERST) last Thursday after the successful completion of their academic training programs. Read more

Renowned NLP Master Practitioner Herdiana Dewi Nurfika Successfully Conducts Online Emotional Intelligence

The program aimed to help educators develop their own emotional intelligence and improve their ability to support students. Read more

Steps Taken by Management Following the Allegation of Tampering/Alteration of Student Grades

In January 2023, allegations were rife within the University community that the grades of some students have been altered/tampered with in the student portal. In response to these alarming developments, access right to the portal was denied to the principal suspect with immediate effect and a Fact-Finding Investigative Panel was constituted …Read more


31 March 2023

Academic Freedom in Decline in 22 Countries Worldwide

Over the past decade, academic freedom has declined in more than 22 countries representing more than half of the world’s population, four billion people, says the Academic Freedom Index: Update 2023 (AFI), a new study, produced by researchers at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Institute of Political Science (FAUIPS, Erlangen-Nuremberg), Germany, and the V-Dem Institute in Gothenburg, Sweden. Read more

Gambia Must Develop, and It Must be Developed by Her Own People and on Education and Research’

Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, Prof. Pierre Gomez, has said the Gambia must be developed through a fit-for-purpose education, noting that development must be championed by Gambians themselves. Read more


28 February 2023

‘Higher Education Must be Considered an Investment for Sustainable Development’

Professor Pierre Gomez, Minister of Higher Education Research Science and Technology, has said higher education must be seen and considered as an investment for sustainable development. Read more

How Higher-Ed Leaders can Move Their Institutions Forward

Higher-ed leaders can use specific strategies to assess their stakeholders’ agreement on what the institution’s goals should be and how it can achieve them. Read more

MoHERST, UNESCO Conclude TVET and Digital Skills Training for Young People

The Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology in collaboration with UNESCO, has concluded a four days capacity-building project on TVET and Digital Skills training for young people under the UNESCO Participation Programme. Read more

Research Ethics Project for Benin, the Gambia, Ivory Coast

Three West African countries – Benin, the Gambia and Ivory Coast – with the support of the South Africa-based ethical research non-governmental organisation EthiXpert – have secured a €1.5 million (about US$1.62 million) grant that will be used to build the capacity of research ethics committees, or RECs, in these countries. Read more


31 January 2023

Open Access Publishing Deal for Low-, Middle-Income Countries

Academics based in 70 low- and middle-income countries, including those in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, will be able to have their primary research published Gold Open Access by Nature – at no cost – thus enabling their scientific work to be permanently and freely available online for anyone to read. Read more


31 December 2022

Gambia has no Plan to Build a State-Owned Arabic University…

The Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research, and Technology, Prof. Pierre Gomez, has told members of the National Assembly that the Country has no plans to construct an Arabic University anytime soon, as the University of The Gambia offers Islamic Studies programs. Read more

The Introduction of 3D Printing Technology to a Gambian Training institute …

I wanted to be part of making my country a better place for everyone by improving the power system.  This is why I find my field so inspiring – it can make a huge difference in our everyday life.” Read more

UTG Establishes Centre for Transitional Justice and Sustainable Peace

The University of The Gambia (UTG) has established a Centre of Excellence for Transitional Justice and Sustainable Peace. The Governing Council of the University approved the establishment of four (4) Centres of Excellence at its 14th Ordinary Meeting on 6th August 2022. Read more


30 November 2022

African Ministers of Higher Education and Key Stakeholders Meet in Banjul…

Stakeholders of the Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence for Development Impact (ACE Impact) project will be convening in Banjul, … Read more

Barrow Says Gov’t Will Transform Higher Education System Through Reforms

Mr. Adama Barrow said the workshop was organised at a time when his government was making concerted efforts to transform the country’s higher education system through reforms that would put the youth at the forefront of national development. Read more

Do You Doubt Studying English as a Course at The University?

Many a time, people appear critical about the English language and the people who study it at school, largely with the notion that it’s a foreign language or just a language like any other. Yes, it’s true that it’s a language, and a foreign language for that matter. Read more

Dr. Bilal Hints IOU Provides Higher Education Opportunities to Society 

The founder of the International Open University (IOU), Dr. Bilal Philips, has told our reporter that his University provides opportunities for higher education for all members of society across the globe. Read more

‘Empower Universities to Tackle Africa’s Challenges’

The capacity of higher education institutions across Africa must be enhanced to make them relevant to enabling the continent to fix the gaps that exist in its human resource development, President Adama Barrow of the Gambia said. Read more

IOU VC Attends UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme in Paris

The vice chancellor of the International Open University, Dr. Cherno Omar Barry, is to attend the International Conference on “Transforming Knowledge for Just and Sustainable Futures” to mark the 30th anniversary of the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme.

University of Calgary Visits Gambia

The Banjul American International School (BAIS), located on Atlantic Road in Fajara hosted a university presentation by Caitlin Calder-Bellamy, International Student Recruitment Advisor at the University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada) on Sunday evening, October 30th. Read more


31 October 2022

ACE Communications Executive (Ace) Training and Handover Ceremony of the TVET Communication Campaign at Moherst

On August 31st, 2022, The Gambia Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (MoHERST) organized and hosted a two-day training and handover ceremony of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Communication Campaign by Ace communications Executive (ACE). Read more

Africa’s Economic Transformation Hinges on High-Level Skills

The World Bank’s spending on education in Sub-Saharan African has been growing over the past decade and has tripled from US$400 million to US$1.2 billion from 2018 to 2021 in West and Central Africa, with a significant contribution going to the higher education sector. Read more


30 September 2022

Africa Higher Education Centres of Excellence for Development Impact (ACE Impact) to Reward Quality, Applied Research and Innovation

SIRA recognizes and promotes excellent research and innovation which responds to Africa’s developmental challenges. Read more

Minister Urges Gov’t to Invest in Higher Education

The Minister of Higher Education Professor Pierre Gomez has urged the Gambia Government to invest more in the higher education system to better enhance the sector. The Minister said the higher education system needs more robust investment to help it met its demands which are enormous. Read more

MoHERST to Build Agribusiness TVET Centre

The Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (MoHERST) has unveiled plans to build an agribusiness Technical and Vocational Training (TVET) Centre in order to strengthen agriculture in Sapu and promote effective farming in the strategic area. Read more

Momodou Sabally Denounces Higher Education Ministry Loan Scheme for Students

Momodou Sabally, former secretary-general, and Head of Civil Servants, has denounced the Ministry of Higher Education plan to introduce a tertiary education loan scheme next year for some of the country’s needy and bright students. Read more

Network Will Support Implementation of Addis Convention

A group of African countries has launched the African Network of National Implementation Structures, a framework that will coordinate and campaign for the recognition of higher education qualifications, as well as facilitate academic mobility and inter-university cooperation across the continent. Read more

UNILAG Hosts 4 W/African Universities in Two-Day Regional Workshop, …

University of Lagos (UNILAG) has concluded plans to strengthen collaborations with sister universities in the West African sub-region.The plans formed part of resolutions reached a two-day Regional Stakeholders Impact Workshop, which rounded off at the Arthur Mbanefo Digital Research Centre recently. Read more

US Ambassador Pays Courtesy Call on HM of Higher Education

Hon. Professor Pierre Gomez was pleased by the visit and shared plans the Ministry is currently working on. These include; the Construction of the new University of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology (USET) as a Centre of Excellence, the decentralization of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in every region… Read more

‘We are All Out-Going for TEVT Centres in All the Regions in this Country’

The minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, has said as part of his ministry’s policy, he and his team will be going all-out to build Technical and Vocational Training and Education centre in every part of this country. Read more


31 August 2022

Gambia, Cuba to Sign MOU in Area of Higher Education

The Gambia and Cuba will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of Higher Education with the purpose of further strengthening the links of collaboration between the two sister countries. Read more

Handover of the Strengthened EMIS

The Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology on Friday, 26th August 2022, conducted the handover ceremony for the strengthened Education Management Information System (EMIS), developed through a national consultancy…Read more

Higher Education Ministry Work Towards Having Skills Centres…

The Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, under the leadership of Honourable Professor Pierre Gomez, are working on establishing Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) centres in Sapu in CRR South and Kuntaur in CRR North, respectively. Read more

Higher Edu. Minister visits Gambia College Basse Campus, …

At the Gambia College Basse Campus, the Principal gave a background leading to the starting of programmes on the Campus, noting that the location is conducive for teaching and learning. Read more

Minister Gomez Advises TVET Institution to Capitalise on IP Regime

The minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (MoHERST) has advised Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions to capitalise on the Intellectual Property (IP) regime to help take their work to another level of protection and subsequent commercialisation. Read more


30 June 2022

7th ACE Impact Regional Workshop Officially Opened…

Professor Mrs. Eléonore Yayi Ladekan, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Republic of Benin officially opened the seventh regional workshop of the Africa Higher Education Centres of Excellence Project (ACE Impact) at Palais des Congre in Cotonou Benin on the 14th June 2022. Read more

40 Newly Qualified Doctors Take Physician’s Oath

The University of The Gambia through its School of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences inducted 40 Medical Doctors on Wednesday, the 22nd of June, 2022. The newly qualified medical practitioners are officially enrolled into the Medical Profession of The Gambia. Read more

Higher Education Minister Visits Crab Island TVET

Pierre Gomez, the Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (MoHERST), on Friday June 4th 2022, visited the Crab Island Technical and Vocational Education Centre (Crab Island TVET) in Banjul. Read more

MoHERST Signs MoU with Ministry of Technical and Higher Education, Sierra Leone

The Honourable Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology Professor Pierre Gomez, and a delegation from his ministry and Gambia College have concluded their visit to Sierra Leone as a follow-up on a series of consultations and visits… Read more

The 7th ACE Impact Workshop Ends After Four Days of Intense Discussions

The four-day workshop also updated participants and featured discussions on overall project updates, monitoring, evaluation and learning, report from the subject matter experts,  a focus on entrepreneurship and innovation, the development impact of the centres’ interventions, as well as a report on the progress of the Centres of Competence in Digital Education… Read more


31 May 2022

AIUWA Orientates 60 New Students

American International University West Africa (AIUWA) on Friday held an orientation for 60 new students at a ceremony held at the University’s hall in Kanifing. The university offers courses in Arts and Humanities, Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing and Dentistry. Read more

GOEA Donates School Furniture to TVET 

Global Orphan Empowerment Academy (GOEA), an international humanitarian organisation, has donated School furniture and materials to Crab Island Technical and Vocanational Educational Training (TVET) Center… Read more

Higher Education Minister visits MDI

In continuation of his familiarization tour to different tertiary and higher education institutions, the Honourable Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology visited the Management Development Institute (MDI) on the 16th of May, 2022. This afforded him the opportunity to know more about their programmes, plans and challenges. Read more

Ignorance About Addis Convention Hampers Its Ratification

African education leaders are calling for more action to create increased awareness of the Addis Convention about the recognition of qualifications in higher education, noting that many countries were yet to ratify it nearly three years after it came into force. Read more

UTG heartily welcomes Hon. Prof. Gomez, Minister of Higher Education

The Honourable Minister of Higher Education and his team received a hearty welcome from management and staff of The University of The Gambia during his familiarization visit. As former Deputy Vice Chancellor of UTG, the Minister was pleased to be ‘back home’. Read more


31 March 2021

Ministry of Higher Edu. Administers Scholarship Bond Signing for Students of USET

The Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (MoHERST) on the 18th of March, 2022, successfully administered the signing of bond forms for students of the new University of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology (USET) of The Gambia. Read more

MRC Holland Foundation Donates 2,358 Brand New Text Books to USET

Yesterday: MRC Holland Foundation donated 2, 358 brand new text books to the new University of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology (USET). This generous donation by MRC Holland Foundation was done in partnership with Biblionet organization in the Netherlands and publishers: Tailor and Francis. Read more

Vice Chancellor, Professor Herbert Robinson Met with Ma Jianchun…

Professor Robinson thanked the Chinese Embassy for its strong support to the UTG and expressed his willingness to strengthen cooperation with the Chinese Embassy in the fields of capacity training and agriculture, so as to cultivate more talents for the development of The Gambia and contribute more to the China-Gambia friendship. Read more


28 February 2022

AAU-PACCI Inaugurates African Education Trust Fund Organising Committee

The Association of African Universities (AAU), the Pan-African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI) and the African Private Sector (APSS) have inaugurated a committee to establish an African Education Trust Fund (AETF). Read more

University Systems in 45 Countries have Barely Been Studied

Higher education in Africa has become a frequently researched topic from 2000 onwards, but the systems in 45 out of 54 countries on the continent have barely been studied and 20 countries lack internal higher education expertise. This is a matter of concern, states a new study. Read more


31 January 2022

Bachelor of Dental Surgery Programme

The Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) programme is a new but essential programme, recently established in the School of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (SMAHS) of the University of The Gambia (UTG). Read more


31 December 2021

Professor Herbert Robinson Appointed 5th Vice Chancellor of the University of the Gambia

The University of The Gambia is pleased to announce that on 30th November 2021, the Chancellor, His Excellency, President Adama Barrow, approved the appointment of Professor Herbert Robinson as Vice Chancellor. Read more

UTG and WFP Enter into Partnership

The University of The Gambia (UTG) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in The Gambia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in an event held at the Peace Building, Kanifing Campus. Read more


30 November 2021

Deputy Ambassador of Israel Visits UTG

On Wednesday the 10th of November, the Ag. Vice Chancellor of the University of The Gambia and Management received in audience Mr. Waleed Gadban, the Deputy Ambassador of Israel who is based in Dakar, Senegal. Read more

Students Impacting Communities

In line with our mandate, we are training students to diagnose societal challenges and proffer solutions towards addressing those challenges. Read more

UTG Commences Two Day Retreat

The University of The Gambia has begun a two-day retreat for Senior Management, Directors, Heads of Departments (HoD’s) and Senior Academics to foster harmonious working relationships and share ideas to improve the quality of services rendered to the various stakeholders of the university. Read more

UTG Kick-Starts a National Multiplication Training

The University of The Gambia (UTG) has commenced a three-day training on Internal Quality Assurance and study programme development for Gambia higher education institutions. Read more

UTG Payments Can Be Made at the Guaranty Trust Bank Too

The Finance Department wishes to inform the general student body that they can as well pay their tuition fees through the Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) with effect from today the 10th of November, 2021. Read more


31 October 2021

AIUWA Hosts First iSTEAMS Conference in Gambia 

American International University West Africa (AIUWA) Monday hosted the 28th International Science, Technology, Education, Arts, Management and Social Sciences (iSTEAMS) multidisciplinary conference at the University campus in Kanifing layout. Read more

UTG Holds 1st Int’l Confab 

The University of The Gambia (UTG), under the Directorate of Research and Consultancy and in collaboration with the School of Business and Public Administration on Wednesday 27 October 2021 began a two-day International Conference held at the Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara Conference Centre. Read more


30 September 2021

Africa Centers of Excellence Increase Pool of Researchers

The Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence (ACE), coordinated by the Association of African Universities (AAU) and the Inter-University Council of East Africa, have graduated a total of 8,100 students made up of 1,600 PhD students and 6,500 masters students since the initiative’s inception in 2014,… Read more

Change of Leadership at UTG

The Governing Council decided at its Extraordinary Meeting of Tuesday 14th September 2021, that the Vice Chancellor should handover the Office of Vice Chancellor by 15th September 2021 to the most senior officer who had been deputizing for him in his absence. For unexplained reasons, the handover is yet to take place. Read more

OSUN State University Visits UTG

The Vice Chancellor of the University of The Gambia, Professor Faqir Muhammad Anjum, received a delegation from Osun State University (UNIOSUN) of Nigeria. Read more


31 August 2021

1st UTG Annual International Conference

The University of The Gambia is organizing its 1st Annual International Conference on the theme “COVID-19 Pandemic – Economics, Health and Education: Impacts and Recovery”. Read more

MoHERST Validates National TVET Policy 2021-2030

The Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (MoHERST), in collaboration with UNESCO Dakar Office on Tuesday validated The Gambia’s Technical Vocational Education and Training Policy 2021 to 2030. Read more


31 July 2021

Digital Centres in Six Countries to Build Competence

The Association of African Universities (AAU), in partnership with the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne) in Switzerland, launched centres of competence in digital education (centres de compétence en éducation numérique), or C-CoDE, at the AAU’s recent general conference. Read more

Interns Deployed to Municipalities & Area Councils

Following a thorough recruitment process, the University of The Gambia is deploying highly skilled interns to Municipalities and Area Councils across the country. Read more

The Founding of the Confucius Institute and its Promotion of the China-Gambia Bilateral Relations

Living in a world filled with a myriad of socio-economic challenges, there is an ardent need for a well-educated populace and deepened bilateral and multi-lateral relationships among countries. Read more

Stakeholders Discuss Ways to Develop TVET in Gambia

Stakeholders of the Gambia Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) on Tuesday 27th July 2021, met to discuss ways for its development in the Gambia. Read more

UTG “Gave Me the Necessary Professional Competence, Research and Leadership Skills”

Students should be prepared to learn as much as possible both academically and socially. It is also a good opportunity to be involved in extra-curricular activities and student union activities because they act on behalf of and for the interest of students. Read more

UTG Receives Delegation from NIPSS

The Vice Chancellor of the University of The Gambia, Prof. Faqir Muhammad Anjum and senior officials of the University received a delegation from the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS). Read more


30 June 2021

Funding Levels of Higher Education a Grave Concern

Hopes continue to linger in Sub-Saharan Africa that universities will produce the next generation of professionals such as engineers, medical personnel, teachers, business and public affairs managers to propel the economies the region aspires to have… Read more

Gambia Wants to Work with Sub-Region on Quality

In its efforts to develop its tertiary education sector, the Gambia is turning to higher education centres in the West Africa sub-region to help build its capacity with quality assurance, the Gambia Minister of Higher Education Badara Joof has said in Accra, Ghana. Read more

MoHERST Warns Against Fraudulent Educational Agencies

The Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology has received complaints from the Association of Gambian Students in Turkey and Cyprus, through The Gambian Mission in Turkey and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad, on deceitful activities of some unscrupulous individuals in The Gambia operating under the guise of Agents and Educational Consultants. Read more

The Gambian Minister of Higher Education Visits KNUST

The Gambian Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (MoHERST), Honourable Badara A. Joof, together with a delegation from the Gambia Technical Training Institute (GTTI) has paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)… Read more

Vice‑Chancellor Receives Gambian Team on Ghana‑Gambia Collaboration in Education

A delegation from the Gambia led by the Gambian Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Honourable Badara A. Joof, called on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu. The purpose of the visit was to strengthen the existing collaboration between Ghana and the Gambia in Education. Read more

UTG and OAU Sign Agreement to Further Areas of Cooperation

Banjul, June 10th 2021- On behalf of the University of The Gambia (UTG), the Vice Chancellor, Professor Faqir Muhammad Anjum, has signed additional agreements to further cooperation with the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), lle-Ife, Nigeria. Read more


31 May 2021

Science Fund Targets Agriculture Innovations in West Africa

The Partnership for skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET), one of Africa’s biggest science funds, is rolling out €2.7 million (about US$3.3 million) in grants for innovations in agriculture, targeted at universities and research institutions in West Africa. Read more

The UTG SDG Challenge

As part of our partnership with the UNDP, our students spend weekends brainstorming on how they, and their Schools/Faculties, can contribute towards the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals. Read more

“UTG Will Establish a Linguistics Department,” Says VC Anjum

The Vice Chancellor of the University of The Gambia, Professor Faqir Muhammad Anjum, made these revelations during the opening ceremony of a daylong validation workshop on the teaching of national languages at the University. Read more


30 April 2021

Appointment Request Procedure with the Career and Wellness Counseling Center

…the key function of the Center is to provide career guidance and general wellness counseling and not any administrative processes or functions. Read more

British High Commissioner Visits Faraba Bantang Campus

Dr. Ebrima S. Njie, the Acting Director of the UTG Experimental Farm made a detailed presentation of the farm’s Strategic Plan 2021-2025.  He explained that in the long run, the farm will be used for both crop production and animal husbandry for research and training purposes. Read more

Dr. Cynthia Amaning Danquah Wins the 2020 Africa Oxford Research Development Award

Dr. (Mrs.) Cynthia Amaning Danquah, a Senior Lecturer, Department of Pharmacology, of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi has won the 2020 Africa Oxford Research Development Award (AfOx ReDA) from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. Read more

From Skills Training to Entrepreneurship: Tekki Fii Graduates Embark on Their Business Ventures

Recent times have seen the growth of skills development in The Gambia. The EU-Funded Tekki Fii programme is at the heart of this new trend. Read more

New Formalized Apprenticeship Program Launched

On Tuesday 30 March 2021, the Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology in collaboration with the International Trade Centre and partners launched the pilot to formalize apprenticeships in the agro-processing and construction sectors. Read more


31 March 2021

MoHERST Conducts Site Visit to Ndemban Skills Center

The Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, together with partners and stakeholders recently conducted a site visit to the Ndemban Skills Training Center in Foni Brefet. Read more

UNDP Delegation Visits C & W Centre

A United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) delegation led by Ms. Aissata De, the Resident Representative, paid a visit to the newly inaugurated Career and Wellness Centre (C & W) of the University. Read more

UTG Main Library Opened for Use

It is a great pleasure to inform every member of the University Community that, University of The Gambia has finally opened the University Main Library for use by both students and staff of the University with effect from March 10th, 2021. Read more


28 February 2021

Academic Staff Awarded Research Grants

Vice Chancellor Prof. Faqir Muhammad Anjum has presided over the official awarding ceremony of research grants to over 40 academic staff of the University of The Gambia. Read more

Gambia Sets its Course for the Protection of its Underwater Cultural Heritage

It shows the importance of South-South collaboration, especially within Senegal and Gambia, two countries with a shared maritime history, and which are the owners of a rich underwater cultural heritage. Read more

Pakistani Ambassador Visits UTG

Prof. Anjum welcomed the top diplomat and his delegation and expressed gratitude over the visit; adding that the visit shows the ambassador’s interest in education. Read more

Students Engage University Officials Students Week

Officials from the University’s Management were on an important engagement with students attending this year’s Students Week in Kiang Tendaba. Read more


31 January 2021

Digital Revolution at UTG – EBSCO – Journal Database

The road towards academic excellence is still on. It pleases management under the leadership of Prof Faqir Muhammad Anjum to announce that the challenges on library materials will soon be a thing of the past. Read more

UTG Starts an Advanced Training on Use of Excel

The University of The Gambia has rolled out an advanced training on the use of the latest Microsoft excel features for its staff at the Finance department and Internal Audit unit. Read more


31 December 2020

The University of the Gambia (UTG) has over the years placed a high premium on its mutually beneficial partnerships with other universities across the globe. Prominent among these is the partnership with the University of Gaston Berger (UGB), Senegal. Read more


30 November 2020

My First Impression of UTG

My first impression of UTG was generally a positive one. I was filled with excitement especially when I first stepped foot in the Law Faculty premises, which used to be the Gambia Printing and Publishing Corporation (GPPC) Annex. Read more


31 October 2020

Reopening of the University and Lecture Guidelines-COVID 19

Following the government’s announcement to reopen all tertiary and TVET institutions with effect from Wednesday 14th October 2020, the University of The Gambia would like to bring to the attention of all staff, students and all other stakeholders the measures being put in place … Read more

We Succeed When Our Students Succeed

Prof. Faqir Muhammad Anjum, Vice Chancellor of the University of The Gambia has hailed the university’s strong alumni and their success stories around the world. Read more


30 August 2020

Meet Prof. Pierre Gomea

A seasoned Gambian academic, Prof. Gomez is highly acclaimed for his depth of knowledge coupled with his passion and commitment towards the advancement of the University into a modern center of excellence in teaching, learning and research. Read more

GAMBIA Plans to Develop Higher Education

The Gambia – resource-poor, under-developed and the smallest country in Africa – has launched a 10-year higher education strategy to build its human resources and strengthen tertiary infrastructure. Read more


31 July 2020

Health Ministry Receives Sanitizer Production Materials

Today our world is challenged by the Nobel coronavirus and institutions such as universities must be at the forefront in the efforts to defeating it. Read more

Merck Foundation Makes History by Training the First African Embryologists

Merck Foundation makes history by training the first African Embryologists and Fertility Experts in many countries such as; The Gambia, Burundi, Guinea, Chad, Niger, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Read more


30 June 2020

Guidelines for COVID-19 Prevention During Exams

As the University prepares to conduct the end of semester examination on campus, Management has meticulously devised measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Read more


31 May 2020

“I Believe they are Ready to Make the Difference” Says Prof. Ousman Nyan

Conducted by the University of The Gambia’s School of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences with funding from the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), the training targeted 26 health care providers across The Gambia. Read more


30 April 2020

“Education is the Universal Key” Says H.E Fatima Maada Bio

Her Excellency Fatima Maada Bio, the First Lady of Sierra Leone, made these remarks as she delivered a public lecture at the University of The Gambia. Read more

Higher Education Ministry Launches Online Lesson Project

The government of the Gambia through the Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology recently pumped GMD5.9 million (US$115,600) into online education meant to enable students of post-secondary institutions to receive lectures online starting on 28 April. Read more

Online Classes to Commence on the 20th April

In line with the Senate’s directive, UTG Management has approved the Task Force’s recommendations on online classes. In the same vein, MoHERST, has endorsed the recommendations and further communicated same to all media houses at a press briefing. Read more

University of the Gambia Officially Commences Online Lectures

UTG has observed with growing concern developments related to the outbreak of COVID-19 Pandemic. The life-threatening nature and rapid transmission of this disease has been felt globally. Read more

UTG Kickstarts Hand Sanitizer Production Training

The University of The Gambia has commenced a three-day training of health officials including public health officers and laboratory technicians from different regions on hand sanitizer making and guidelines on the use of personal protective equipment (PPEs). Read more


31 March 2020

“Education is the Universal Key” says H.E Fatima Maada Bio

Her Excellency Fatima Maada Bio, the First Lady of Sierra Leone, made these remarks as she delivered a public lecture at the University of The Gambia. Read more

Students Observe ECOMANSA Week

Students from the School of Business and Public Administration are observing the maiden edition of ECOMANSA Week on the theme “Job Creation and Employability: Building a Sustainable Future for The Gambia”. Read more


29 February 2020

Officials from the Nigerian Defence College Visit UTG

A group of forty (40) participants of Course 28 from the Nigerian Defence College were on Wednesday 12th February 2020 at the Chancery Building of the University of The Gambia in Kanifing. Read more

Stakeholders Review UTG Bill

Officials from the University of The Gambia, the ministry of higher education, research science and technology and ministry of justice convened a day long review of the UTG Bill. Read more

UTG is “Our National Beacon of Hope and Academic Fulfilment” …

The President of the Republic of The Gambia and Chancellor of the University of The Gambia, H.E Adama Barrow described the University as the “national beacon of hope and academic fulfilment” for The Gambia. Read more

31 January 2020

UTG to Host Major International Conference

The University of The Gambia has been chosen as the host of this year’s Annual Conference and General meeting of the Association of West African Universities (AWAU). The decision was reached at their last conference that was held at the Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD) in Dakar. Read more

31 December 2019

KNUST to Establish a Science, Technology and Engineering University in The Gambia

The Gambian Government and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have signed an agreement for the latter to establish a Science, Technology and Engineering University in The Gambia. Read more

UTG Grabs National Quality Award

The University of The Gambia has emerged as the winner of the Gold Category of the National Quality Awards (NQA level 3) at an event held at the Senegambia Beach Hotel in recognition of the quality of services the institution provides. Read more

UTG Hosts UN Special Rapporteur

The Political Science department of the University received the UN Special Rapporteur on transitional Justice at the Peace Building in the Kanifing Campus. Read more

30 November 2019

Vice Chancellor Receives Chairman of Q Group

The Vice Chancellor of the University of The Gambia, Prof. Faqir Anjum Muhammad received in audience, the Chairman of the Q Group, Mr. Muhammed Jah. Read more

31 October 2019

High-level Qatari Officials Visit UTG

The vice chancellor of the University of The Gambia Prof Faqir Muhammad Anjum Thursday received a high-level delegation from Qatar. Read more

Hult Prize University of The Gambia On Campus Program

Hult Prize University of The Gambia is now recruiting teams of 3-4 students who will compete in the 2019/2020 On Campus Program on the Challenge: Building Startups That Have A Positive Impact on our Planet With Every Dollar Earned. Read more

SBPA Kickstarts Annual Conference

On Thursday,10th of October, the School of Business and Public Administration kickstarted its second annual conference at the Law Faculty Auditorium in Kanifing. Read more

UTG Inaugurates Confucius Institute

Her excellency the Vice President of The Republic of The Gambia, Dr. Isatou Touray has officially inaugurated the Confucius Institute at the University of The Gambia. The institute, to be hosted at the university’s Kanifing Campus, is established in partnership with Guizhou University of China. Read more

UTG Students Participate in Film Production Training

A group of students from the University of The Gambia’s School of Journalism and Digital Media participated in a five-day intensive advanced film production training organised by Welt Filme, a German non-profitable organisation. Read more

30 September 2019

Chinese Embassy Hosts UTG Students

A group of University of The Gambia students, from different fields of study, were taken on a conducted tour at the People’s Republic of China’s Embassy in Bijilo. Read more

31 August 2019

10 Swansea Students on Exchange Visit to UTG

A group of ten students and a guide from Swansea University are currently on an exchange visit to the University of The Gambia (UTG). Read more

31 July 2019

21 Inducted into The Medical Profession

The University of The Gambia’s School of Medicine & Allied Health Sciences on Thursday 27th June, 2019 held an induction ceremony for 21 newly qualified medical practitioners into the medical profession. Read more

Four VUB Interns Start Work At UTG

Four students from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), a partner university, are currently on a three-week internship at the University of The Gambia (UTG). The interns are currently pursuing their Master’s programmes in the Computer Science field. Read more

Forty Students Trained on Modern Agricultural Production

About forty students and staff, of the University of The Gambia’s School of Agriculture, have benefited from a four-day capacity building training on “Modern Agricultural Technology. Read more

University of Gambia and Daughters of Africa Foundation Completed Training on Creative Writing

Daughters of Africa foundation in partnership with the University of the Gambia completed week long training on creative writing which was held at the Faculty of law, Seminar room. Read more

UTG Visit to Amilcar Cabral University in Bissau

Messrs Yankuba Manneh, Abdou Darboe and Abdoulie Senghore, all Senior Officers of the University of the Gambia (UTG) management, on a five-day working visit to Amilcar Cabral University in Bissau to help the latter put in place an English Language Center, a Human Resource Management Framework and an IT Infrastructure. Read more

30 June 2019

Training on Modern Agricultural Technology

About forty students and staff of the School of Agriculture, University of The Gambia are benefiting from a four day “Training on Modern Agricultural Technology for China and African Countries under the Belt and Road Initiative”. Read more

UTG Partners with European Universities

The University of The Gambia signed Memorandum of Understanding with European Universities in its bid to strengthen and establish collaborations in the pursuit of academic excellence. Read more

30 April 2019

AIUWA Signs Agreement with Columbia University

American International University West Africa (AIUWA); a registered and approved institution of higher education by Gambia’s Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology and Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, to provide effective and World-Class education to qualified and motivated students directly after high school, have signed an agreement with Columbia University School of Nursing (CUSON) in the US for clinical experience building, among others. Read more

UTG Hosts National Symposium on Intellectual Property Education

A three-day national symposium on intellectual property education organised by the Ministry of Justice, World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and the University of The Gambia is currently underway at the UTG law faculty in Kanifing. Read more

31 January 2019

Opening Ceremony of The University of The Gambia Students’ Week 2019

The Vice Chancellor of The University of The Gambia, Prof. Faqir Muhammad Anjum accompanied by his Personal Assistant, Mr Alpha M.K Lowe, on Saturday 5th January, 2019, presided over the Opening Ceremony of The University of The Gambia Students’ Week 2019. Read more

UTG’S Vice Chancellor Awarded Africa’s Patriotic Vice Chancellor of The Year

The League of African Development Students Conferred a prestigious award of Excellence to Prof. Dr. Faqir Muhammed Anjum Vice Chancellor of the University of the Gambia. Read more

30 November 2018

Dr. Ismaila Ceesay Pan-African Humanitarian Award for Excellence in Social Leadership and Community Impact

Dr. Ismaila Ceesay, Senior Political Science Lecturer, President of the University of The Gambia
Faculty & Staff Association, and leading Political and Security Expert Analyst is awarded the “Pan-African Humanitarian Award for Excellence in Social Leadership and Community Impact”, in the recently concluded Pan African Humanitarian Summit/Award 2018 held in
Rabat, Morocco. Read more

Insight UTG And Website Launching

The 17th Executive Council has officially launched the Insight UTG magazine and the website of the students’ union. The event was attended by the Vice Chancellor and Director of University Relations, heads of sub associations, students and the media. The magazine highlights UTG students & alumni that are excelling in diverse areas and the website offers up-to-date information on current activities within the university. Read more

30 September 2018

Brusubi Community Library in The Gambia

Basiru O. Ceesay and Buba S. Njie are students of the University of The Gambia. They want to give children who live in disadvantaged backgrounds and sometimes do not go to school, the opportunity to still learn something. From this desire arose the idea to build a library. Read more

31 August 2018

Prof Gomez Calls for Massive Educational Change

Prof. Gomez, the dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of The Gambia (UTG) has called on The Gambia government and responsible citizens of this great nation to massively change the educational system of our country. Read more

UTG Debate Association Holds Summer Public Debate

University of The Gambia (UTG) Debate Association on Friday held their second edition of All Summer Public Debate at the American Corner at Comium building along Kairaba Avenue. Read more

UTG ECOMANSA Debunks Foreign Affairs Claims

The Economics and Management Students Association of The University of The Gambia has express dismay and utter disappointment to a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs International Corporation and Gambian Abroad (MoFA). Read more

30 June 2018

His Excellency, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to The Gambia

Zhang Jiming, recently led officials of Guizhou University of China to the University of the Gambia for final preparations to establish a Confucius Institute at the University of the Gambia within the framework of an MOU that also covers wide range of issues including offer of scholarships for both short term and long-term training opportunities in China for staff, faculty and students of UTG. Read more

University of The Gambia Produces First Ever Made in The Gambia PhD

University of The Gambia made history today by producing its first ever PhD graduate in collaboration with University of Gaston Berger. Read more

Professor Asha Kanwar Delivers Online Lectures at Gambia College

President and chief executive officer of the commonwealth of learning, Professor Asha Kanwar Thursday visited The Gambia College in Brikama where she conducted online digital learning lectures. She was welcomed to the College by the principal. Read more

31 May 2018

Gambia Horticultural Enterprises offers training for young Gambians

The Gambia Horticultural Enterprises (GHE) is set to commence a five-week agro-product marketing on-the-job training for young Gambians. The package is part of the support GHE received from the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) to provide opportunities for young people. Read more

Legacy University launched in Gambia

New University name Legacy, have been launched in The Gambia following the issuance of a provisional licence by the National Accreditation and Quality Assurance Authority (NAQAA). This brought to total of four universities in the country. Read more

30 April 2018

Civic Education in National Education Curriculum

Civic education empowers us to be well-informed, active citizens and gives us the opportunity to change the world around us. It is a vital part of any democracy and equips ordinary people with knowledge about our democracy and our constitution. … We come to understand our role and responsibility as active citizens.” Read more

“Government Scholarships Are Budget Determined,” Badara Joof

The Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology Mr. Badara Joof, has disclosed to Deputies at the National Assembly (NA), that the number of government scholarships, depends entirely on budget allocations which is approved by them. Read more

Politics and Education

To mistake education for classroom schooling is an error committed by most of us without our realizing it. Education is social property while schooling up to higher education standards belongs to institutions. Read more

15 September 2017

Polish University, Green World Convene Free Open Day for University Students

Collegium Civitas, a Polish University based in Warsaw in partnership with Green World Natural Solution in The Gambia convened a free open day for university students and media with the aim to start recruiting Gambian students with a possible European scholarship for the most outstanding students. Read more

We Can’t Develop Our Nation without Education’

The National Coordinator of Education for all Campaign Network has stated that they cannot develop the nation if education was lagging behind. Read more

31 August 2017

Col Sait Njai Gains Admission at UK Royal College of Defence Studies

The British Embassy Banjul is delighted to announce that Colonel Sait Njai of the Gambian Armed Forces has been accepted onto the prestigious Royal College of Defence Studies post-graduate programme in London. Read more

15 July 2017

Training on DRR, Post-Disaster Needs Assessment Underway

The workshop is aimed at building the capacity and establishing professionals on the approach and methodology for defining plans as well as to manage strategies for post-disaster recovery programmes in West Africa. Read more

Writing Puts Gambia on World Map

What we do by writing has placed The Gambia on the world map by expressing ourselves. Read more

15 November 2016

Farmers Trained on Leadership, Governance, Management

The National Coordination of Farmers Association in The Gambia (NACOFAG) with funding from ROPPA/CORAF recently completed a training for farmers on leadership, governance, and change management. Read more

UTG First-Year Student Authors Book

A first-year student at the University of The Gambia, has recently written a book entitled ‘The Fastest way to A1 in Economics’. Read more

31 October 2016

Final-year university students visit MRC

More than 40 final year students from the University of The Gambia visited the Medical Research Council (MRC) to learn about the council’s research achievements and current research priorities. Read more

30 June 2016

Gambia’s Higher Education Minister Removed

President of the Gambia has sacked the country’s minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology.  Read more

Technical Education Is Key to Development

The Principal of the Gambia College stressed that today technical education is the key to a country’s development. Read more

15 June 2016

Proper Research is Key to Sustainable Development

Minister of Higher Education, Research Science and Technology (MOHERST), has said that no country can have a sustainable development in the absence of proper research. Read more

30 April 2016

Entrepreneurship: Vehicle to Alleviating Unemployment and Poverty

It sounds good hearing the statement of the President at the State Opening of the new legislative year prioritizing entrepreneurship, as a key element in the education drive promoted by the government. Read more

Gambia Validates National Intellectual Property Policy

The Ministry of Justice in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) validated the first ever national intellectual property policy for The Gambia. Read more

Recognition of High Quality Skills Has Been a Growing Trend

The permanent secretary at the Ministry of Higher Education Research Science and Technology (MoHERST) and also Board member of National Training Authority (NTA), has told members of the National Assembly that the recognition of a high quality skills education had been a growing trend. Read more

UTG Board Requests for More Time

The joint session of the Public Accounts and Public Enterprises committees (PAC/PEC) of the National Assembly, yesterday deferred consideration of the University of The Gambia’s annual activity report and financial statement, upon the request of the board members. Read more

Yahya Jammeh Islamic University Graduates 39

At least 39 students graduated from President Yahya Jammeh Islamic University in Banjulinding village in Kombo North District of West Coast Region. Read more

1 April 2016

Free University Education for Gambian Migrants in Italy

Gambian migrants in Italy who are interested in pursuing further education can have their dreams of university education fulfilled as many universities in the European country have scholarship for such migrants. Read more

Sarahuli Teachers Celebrate College Graduation

The Gambia College-based Sarahuli Teachers’ Association on Saturday bade farewell to 19 of its members after their successful completion of their courses at the college. Read more

UTG School of Education Holds Symposium on Role of University Education

The Education Students’ Association (EDUSA) of the University of The Gambia recently a held symposium at the Brikama campus on the role of university education in national development. Read more

29 February 2016

Central Bank Staff Authors Two Books

The deputy director of Microfinance Department of the Central Bank of The Gambia has written two books entitled: SME finance and economic development: The case of fishing industry in Uganda and The Gambia, and Evidence-based essay in development finance. Read more

15 February 2016

UTG Graduates More Than 1000 Students

The University of The Gambia (UTG) Friday held its 9th Convocation ceremony for 1,310 students from different departments of the university. Read more

January 2016

20 Gambian Students Leave for Studies in Morocco

At least 20 Gambian students Tuesday left for the Kingdom of Morocco where they are expected to pursue bachelor’s degree in various academic programmes. Read more

37 Lawyers Called to Bar

At least 37 Lawyers of the 4th batch of The Gambia Law School were on Thursday called to the bar at a ceremony held at the Law School premises in Banjul. Read more

Gambia Law School Complex Inaugurated

The inauguration was part and parcel of activities marking the 4th call to the bar of graduates from The Gambia Law School, held at the new school complex. Read more

Gambia Wins Best Country Debater Award

A delegation of Gambian debaters to the Pan African Universities Debating Championship returned home with two awards; Best Country Speaker Award, and award for outstanding role in promoting debate in The Gambia and around Africa. Read more

UTG Orientates New Students

The University of The Gambia (UTG) on Saturday orientated 565 students at a ceremony held at the University’s Faculty of Law along MDI Road. Read more

December 2015

Gambia’s Technical Education Ranked 3rd in Africa- Says NTA PR

The Public Relations and Information Specialist of the National Training Authority, has revealed that the technical education criteria in The Gambia is of such high quality that it is ranked third in the Africa. Read more

October 2015

Education Must Encourage Creative Thinking, Research, Innovation  The minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (MoHERST), has said that every education system that encourages creative thinking can foster research and innovation as articulated in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 8 & 9. Read more

Highly Qualified Lecturers Critical to Strengthen UTG  The Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (MoHERST) said that it is mainly because of shortage of highly qualified lecturers to run courses at master’s and doctorate level that it is judged indispensable and critical to strengthen University of The Gambia (UTG) by training more academic staff at masters and PhD levels. Read more

National Conference for Education Policy Underway Therefore, the education sector has set in motion the preparation of a successor policy for the period 2016-2030, on the theme, ‘Accessible, equitable and inclusive quality education for sustainable development’. Read more

August 2015

My Centre is Established to Complement Govt’s Efforts in Skills Acquisition The principal of Bato-Kunku Nursing Training School, in the Kombo South district of the West Coast Region, has underscored that the main reason for establishing the training institute is to complement government’s efforts in the area of skills acquisition. Read more

Parliamentarians’ Select Committee Concludes Tour on School’s Clusters Parliamentarian of National Assembly of The Gambia recently concluded a ten day tour of cluster schools across the country, whilst the select committees report on Education, Training and Information Communication Technology (ICT) with unanimous vote. Read more


Tertiary and Higher Education Policy Gets Clean Bill of Health The DPS for training and scholarships at MoHERST, informed the stakeholders and partners in the dispensation and provision of higher education in the country that they had passed another test, as the tertiary and higher education policy was cleared by the National Assembly. Read more



Islamic Online University observes Global Week of Awareness Islamic Online University in The Gambia last Saturday joined other countries to observe the Global Week of Awareness, which seeks to celebrate the achievements and promote the University’s plan of action annually. Read more

12 Gambians to undergo Turkey medical training Four Gambian doctors and eight nurses will undergo a three-week medical training programme in Turkey. Read more

Higher Education signs MoU with partners to strengthen TVET The Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (MOHERST) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with four development partners, to strengthen the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET). Read more


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