Vice‑Chancellor Receives Gambian Team on Ghana‑Gambia Collaboration in Education


On Thursday June 3, 2021 a delegation from the Gambia led by the Gambian Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Honourable Badara A. Joof, called on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu. The purpose of the visit was to strengthen the existing collaboration between Ghana and the Gambia in Education.

The Honourable Badara Joof disclosed that the Gambian Ministry of Education is currently undergoing some restructuring and requires a collaborative backing from neighboring countries especially Ghana, known to have a track record in handling medical, agricultural, and some humanities programmes as well as the safe management of the covid pandemic, which are areas of interest for possible student exchange programmes. Another area of interest to the delegation was how the University of Ghana managed academic activities during the heat of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Minister finally disclosed that the Gambian University has vacant positions for office of the Vice-Chancellor and Deputy as well as librarians and would be glad if suitable candidates from the University of Ghana respond to the advertisement.

Welcoming the delegation, the Vice-Chancellor expressed delight about the quest for knowledge-sharing and collaboration with the University of Ghana and commended the Gambian Education Ministry for its decision to focus on Africa instead of the West. He was hopeful that the collaboration would strengthen the existing and long-lasting relationship between the two countries.


The Vice-Chancellor disclosed that prudent financial management enabled the University of Ghana to purchase enough data to aid the students in accessing the internet for lectures but this was possible when lecturers conscientiously transferred all learning materials onto online platforms and Management ensured that detailed guidelines on Covid-19 protocols were enforced. The Vice-Chancellor assured the team that the said vacant positions in the University of the Gambia would be advertised on the University of Ghana website to enable interested colleagues to apply. The Vice–Chancellor finally assured the Gambian delegation of the University’s unflinching support towards a successful collaboration.