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.
Vice Chancellor Anjum and his counterpart Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede signed these agreements at the sidelines of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Obafemi Awolowo University. The high powered delegation from the UTG includes the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Pierre Gomez; University Registrar, Dr. Momodou Lamin Tarro; Finance Director, Mr. Ousainou Corr; and the PCU Deputy Project Manager, Mr. Ansumana Demba.
Among other things, the two distinguished universities have agreed on the following areas of cooperation as an addition to the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in 2014:
1. There will be the UTG-OAU exchange programme of graduate and undergraduate students and researchers between the two universities
2. OAU will allow eligible UTG faculty members to pay domestic tuition fees to pursue graduate level degree programmes particularly in Medicine, Physical Sciences, English/Literature, Agriculture, Higher Education Management, Computer Science, and ICT.
3. OAU’s Institute for Entrepreneurship and Development Studies (IFEDS) will assist UTG to establish a Centre for Entrepreneurship Studies.
4. UTG shall send two staff within the administrative cadre per semester on attachment to OAU Registry for skills enhancement and career development.
5. OAU has offered UTG five scholarships (3 PhDs & 2 Master’s) in Computer Science and Information System.
Furthermore, in September this year, the two institutions will jointly organise a workshop on Internet of Things (IoT) for 50 participants with support from the World Bank African Centre of Excellence (ACE) in Computer Science.