Profile: Tribute to University of The Gambia
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Education has always been the backbone and edge for the developed and industrialized world, from the law of gravity to computer technology.
Education blend with individual freedom is the ultimate recipe for economic prosperity and a road map to a progressive society. Higher education as important and critical to socio-economic advancement was relegated to the background and has put the Gambia several years behind with a wide vacuum to catch up with the West.
The University of The Gambia was long overdue, and the alumni cannot thank the current administration enough for the bold and unchartered venture decision, even under strong skepticism and less enthusiasm in the elite community. The benefits of higher education are not far fetched and are exemplified by the outrageous contributions of the graduates of UTG in all spheres of socio-economic development.
UTG graduates are scattered around the globe and attending credible graduate schools and stamping merits, thanks to the UTG foundation. UTG has presented an opportunity, and challenged the less affluent to step up to acquire the same quality education with just a little bit of effort and sacrifice.
I am a UTG story and my training at this great institution crystallized and solidified my foundation for the rocky road ahead. My tale; from the dusty streets of Batelling, trained through a mobile, resource-handicap university, now MBA from the University of Phoenix, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
The purpose of this article is to encourage and stimulate more confidence in prospective students and to reassure all that the UTG from my experience is a very competitive undergraduate school. If you doubt the quality and standards at UTG, I am confident that you will be proud to be alumni of that great institution pursuing a graduate degree in any accredited and reputable western universities.
My experience and that of many UTG graduates can attest to this claim and a seal of approval for the overall credibility of the UTG degree. I will seize this opportunity to thank the leadership of UTG, the government and all faculties for successfully graduating hundreds in 5 consecutive years. UTG is a strong stepping stone to reach sky high dreams.
Author: By Kawsu Sanyang, MBA, Atlanta, GA