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.