The British High Commissioner, His Excellency David Belgrove, on Tuesday 30th March 2021, paid a visit to the University of The Gambia’s Faraba Bantang Campus.
The British top diplomat was received by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Faqir Muhammad Anjum and senior management.
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.
The Project Manager of the UTG construction project also made a presentation was of the utltra-modern campus which is under construction by Shapoorji Pallonji Mideast. When completed, the new state-of-the-art campus will house all the Faculties/Schools of the university, the administrative building, a library, a hostel, seminar rooms amongst a host of other related facilities.
Vice Chancellor Anjum thanked the High Commissioner for the visit and asserted that the “principal objective of the Experimental Farm is to train our students on the modern technologies in agriculture. By this, they will improve the farming systems and eventually enhance the food self-sufficiency drive of The Gambia,” he concluded.
H.E Belgrove was visibly impressed following the various presentations. On his part, H.E Belgrove expressed delight over the commitment of the university towards advancing the country’s development needs.“UTG will be a centre of excellence once these projects are completed,” he remarked.