Suffolk University donates to UTG
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Suffolk University, on Monday, donated a case of valuable textbooks and journals on Social Work to the University of The Gambia.
The presentation was done by Mr Lloyd London Drakes, a social worker/consultant and associate lecturer at the University of Suffolk on behalf of his university. Presenting the books, Mr Drakes expressed happiness to be associated with the social work programme and went on to state that this small gesture was just a part of a wider envisioned extension programme with UTG.
Dr Momodou Jain, receiving the books on behalf of the Vice Chancellor, thanked Suffolk University through Mr Drakes for the laudable gesture stating that books and learning materials play a pivotal role in any learning environment and UTG is no exception to this premise. He assured the donors that the books will go a long way in providing the social work programme with the much needed learning resources.
Dr AA Senghore, the head of Department of Social Sciences, speaking at the occasion also joined Dr Jain to thank Suffolk University for their benevolence stating that a healthy library is the cornerstone of a healthy learning environment.
He posited that the social work programme in UTG though very young has emerged as a very popular programme and judging the interested being shown and the encouragement being given, there are plans to upgrade it to a degree programme in the near future. He thanked Mr Charles Ebere, a lecturer in UTG and Suzanna Pickering, a Social Worker and Lecturer University of Suffolk for the pivotal roles they played towards the whole donation of the books.
The vote of thanks was given by Momodou Lamin Tarro, deputy registrar (Administration) on behalf of the University Registrar. The programme was chaired by the principal assistant registrar and officer overseeing the International Affairs Office, Baboucarr Njie.