The academic affairs of the University is governed by a Senate. The Senate is the organ responsible for the governance of academic affairs of the University where academic policies and procedures are discussed, debated and approved/disapproved for implementation and/or recommendation to the governing council of the University. The Senate is governed through a committee structure which reports to the general senate. Members of Senate are elected to represent various academic and non-academic stakeholders of the University. In addition, the departments have their own committees to govern the affairs of each department.

The Governing Council is governed through a Chairperson and selected members to support the activities of the University through the management.

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OUR HISTORY

The University of The Gambia was established by an Act of the National Assembly of the Gambia in March 1999.  The enactment, which was a bold step to fulfill a long-standing desire of the people of The Gambia and to respond to several years of advocacy both within and outside the country for a university, ended years of indecision on the university question.

“The University of The Gambia shall be the powerhouse for the transformation of The Gambia through the creation, application, and transfer of knowledge.”

The University of The Gambia was established by an Act of the National Assembly of the Gambia in March 1999.  The enactment, which was a bold step to fulfill a long-standing desire of the people of The Gambia and to respond to several years of advocacy both within and outside the country for a university, ended years of indecision on the university question.

The University of The Gambia will seek to attain its Vision and Mission by:

  1. Promoting equitable and sustainable socio-economic development of communities through relevant,
    high-quality gender-sensitive teaching, research and outreach programmes
  2. Providing higher education to all persons, suitably qualified and capable of benefiting from it.
  3. Positioning itself as a national asset committed to the promotion of life-long learning.
  4. Developing its information and communication technologies, infrastructure as a driving force for the 
    education of more people more rapidly and for the improvement of efficiency and academic quality to 
    attain the goals of poverty alleviation and national development