On Wednesday the 10th of November, the Ag. Vice Chancellor of the University of The Gambia and Management received in audience Mr. Waleed Gadban, the Deputy Ambassador of Israel who is based in Dakar, Senegal.
In welcoming the diplomat to the Kanifing Campus, Ag. Vice Chancellor Prof. Pierre Gomez expressed gratitude over the visit while thanking his Embassy for its keen interest in the University of The Gambia.
“We have had a batch of students who went to Israel to learn modern ways of doing agriculture. Just recently another batch of 10 students also left for a similar training. So we are very grateful for this” said Prof. Gomez.
For his part, the Deputy Ambassador said he is always excited to visit The Gambia. He highlighted the importance of universities in addressing the challenges of a country.
“We are happy to provide the opportunities for students of UTG to receive training in Israel to enhance their professional knowledge and skills in agriculture. We hope they will come back and share what they have learnt” Mr. Gadban remarked.
Other speakers at the meeting included the Dean of the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Prof. Sidat Yaffa, who also expressed gratitude as it is a priority of his school to expose its students to modern agricultural technology.