ROUND TABLE MEETING OF QUALITY ASSURANCE AGENCIES OF THE ORGANISATION OF THE ISLAMIC MEMBER COUNTRIES. 13TH – 15TH NOVEMBER 2009, KAULALUMPUR, MALASIA PRESENTATION OF COUNTRY REPORTBY MUSA I TOURAYMINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION, RESEARCH, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (MOHERST)FUTURELEC BUILDING, BERTIL HARDING HIGHWAY, KOTU, THE GAMBIAE-MAIL: [email protected] PROFILE OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM IN THE GAMBIACOMPONENTS OF THE SYSTEM* The University of the Gambia (UTG)* The Gambia College (GC)*The Management Development Institute (MDI)* The Gambia Technical Training Institute (GTTI)*The National Training Authority (NTA)The above – named institutions operate under the perview of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology.
VISION STATEMENT ORGANISATION OF THE ISLAMIC MEMBER COUNTRIES. 13Providing access to relevant, sustainable and high quality higher education, Research, Science and Technology.Mission Statement* Enhance access to relevant, sustainable and high quality higher education. * Provide high quality service in higher Education, Research, Science,and Technology.* Ensure gender equity in higher education* Promote the principles of life-long learning (iv) Tertiary and Higher Education Policy Three major policy objectives:*To enhance human resource development capacity of the Gambia in response to labor market needs*To provide relevant, sustainable, and high quality tertiary and higher education and research to support socio-economic, scientific and technological development, and the promotion of excellence in the creation and dissemination of knowledge
The University of the Gambia created in 1999 has seven (7) faculties: