President Barrow Inaugurates UTG Faraba Banta Campus, marking a new chapter in the higher education sector

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Ariel view of the new University of Gambia Faraba Banta Campus.

President Adama Barrow inaugurated Lot 1 of the UTG Faraba Banta campus on Saturday, signaling a significant leap forward in advancing university education in the country.

President Barrow, in his inaugural address, reaffirmed the government’s steadfast commitment to higher education, celebrating this remarkable development and the culmination of the University of The Gambia’s long-standing efforts. Situated amidst the picturesque landscapes of Faraba, the newly unveiled edifice stands as a testament to progress and modernity, boasting standard architectural design and state-of-the-art amenities.

President Barrow speaking at the event

Amidst the presence of government officials, dignitaries, and academic community members, the inauguration ceremony represented a pivotal milestone in the university’s journey towards enhanced infrastructure and expanded capabilities.

Situated amidst the picturesque landscapes of Faraba, the newly unveiled edifice stands as a testament to progress and modernity, boasting standard architectural design and state-of-the-art amenities.

 

The university administration expressed heartfelt gratitude to President Barrow and the government for their unwavering support, underscoring the transformative role of education in driving socio-economic progress and fostering national development.

Student leader Kemo Conteh hailed the development as a significant enhancement for UTG students, highlighting the efforts of the student union to ensure the proper maintenance of the new facility.

Various international organizations’ collaborative efforts and generous contributions, including the Kuwait Fund, OPEC Fund, Saudi Fund, BADEA, and the Islamic Development Bank, have been crucial in realizing this monumental project.

The unveiling of the new edifice is part of a broader initiative by the University of The Gambia to bolster its infrastructure and accommodate a growing student population.

President Barrow and dignitaries were given guided tours of the library, named in honor of the late Higher Education Minister, Dr. Alieu Badara Joof, marveling at its spacious classrooms, cutting-edge research laboratories, and extensive library facilities stocked with academic resources.

The day’s festivities also included laying the foundation stone for Lot 2, marking the university’s continued efforts to enhance the Faraba Banta University.

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