The Vice Chancellor of the University of The Gambia, Prof. Faqir Muhammad Anjum, has revealed that Management is working closely with international partners to establish a Center for Food Technology & Nutrition
Prof. Anjum was speaking during the handing of twenty-five new microscopes to the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (SMAHS) at an event held at the Peace Building, Kanifing Campus.
“My administration takes great pride in presenting these very important equipment to the medical school and to the physical and natural science department. We are resolved in making the UTG a center of excellence for the STEM areas”, he said. “ We’ve sent several of our staff in preparation for the Center for Food Technology & Nutrition,” he informed the gathering.
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Pierre Gomez, said the laboratory equipment being distributed were presented to UTG by Liverpool John Moores University through Gunjur Project Association.
“Science is a practical field and for that reason, making progress in modernising our labs. Recently, Management has approved D6 million for the purchase of laboratory equipment, which will be delivered within the next two months,” Prof. Gomez adduced.
Both the Vice Chancellor and the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) thanked Mr. Kemo Fatty, a student, and his colleagues for their facilitatory roles.
In receiving the equipment, the Provost of the SMAHS, Prof. Ramatoulie Njie expressed her gratitude for the gesture while emphasizing that “modern science requires us to provide our students with the right tools”. She explained that her School will, in the short term, inaugurate a multipurpose science laboratory with support from COMSTECH.
President of the Students’ Union, Mr. Ousman Jassey, registered his “sincere appreciation to the Management for its continuous foresight”. Mr. Jassey explained that the microscopes will go a long way in helping students in their practicals, while he gave assurances that they will be well taken care of