The Vice Chancellor of the University of The Gambia, Prof. Faqir Muhammad Anjum and senior officials of the University received a delegation from the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS).
Prof. Anjum expressed delight over the visit of the officials from the Nigerian based institute, which specialises in training high level policy makers. The delegation is on an intercontinental study tour as part of their course programme.
“It is very gratifying and heartwarming to have you in our midst. Forums like this, will avail all of us the opportunity for cross fertilization and cross pollination of ideas”, Prof Anjum remaked. “In your quest to imbibe knowledge relevant to your professional career and personal growth , I welcome you all and request you to feel at home” he added.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor ( Academic), Prof. Pierre Gomez also welcomed the delegation. He explained that The Gambia and Federal Republic of Nigeria have a long history of friendship and brotherhood. “We rolled out our first PhD programmes in partnership with Obafemi Awolowo University-Ife and we have existing partnerships with many other universities in Nigeria ”Prof. Gomez revealed.
Prof. Dung Pam Sha, head of the NIPSS delegation,on behalf of the institute, thanked the Vice Chancellor and by extension the University for the warm welcome accorded to his team. He said they are “happy to visit the Gambia’s citadel of knowledge production”.
The Director of Student Affairs and Alumni, Dr. Habibatou Drammeh and Coordinator of UTG’s MSc. in International Relations and Diplomacy programme, Dr. Nelson Goldpin Obah-Akpowoghaha, delivered a presentation on “The Impact of Covid-19 on National Efforts Towards Regional Security”.