The Gambia College

The Gambia College

This is the official Gambia College page.

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Photos from The Gambia College's post 14/06/2023

Happening now.
The Gambia College School of Agriculture is currently conducting a Seminar on Poverty alleviation through Permaculture and carrier guidance.

Photos from The Gambia College's post 09/06/2023

Admissions opened for all Programs at the School of Education.

Photos from The Gambia College's post 27/05/2023

Happening now...
Gambia College graduating students of the classes of 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Photos from The Gambia College's post 25/05/2023

The Gambia College on Thursday 25 May 2023 joins HWPL globally to commemorate the 10th year anniversary of the "Declaration of World Peace".
At the event, the Principal of the Gambia College urged participants to prioritise peace over everything because nothing else works in the absence of peace.
He told them to jealously guard the peace and stability of the Gambia while they endeavour to leave the legacy of peace and stability for the next generation.
Bubacarr Sambou, the HWPL coordinator at the Gambia College thanked the participants for joining the event. He urged the participants to stand firm in protecting themselves from the threats around the world. "Whenever there is violent conflict, the youths are the most vulnerable because they will be needed as fighters but they will equally be the target for destruction. Therefore the youths must not allow themselves to be used by any group or individuals in a conflict for destruction".
He advised the youths to instead understand that they can, if they are ready to change the world in to the most peaceful planet.
He concluded by thanking Chairman Man Hee Lee for founding this noble peace organisation (HWPL).

Photos from The Gambia College's post 24/05/2023

The ground is being set for the graduation of the classes of 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

For the first time after a long gap due to COVID-19, The Gambia College is organising graduation ceremony for its students on Saturday 27 May 2023 at the Brikama Campus grounds.
The public is invited to grace this auspicious gathering.

Photos from The Gambia College's post 13/05/2023

Happening now..
The Academic Staff of the Gambia College School of Education are attending a capacity building on Project Supervision at the Brikama Campus.
This training aimed at enhancing the capacity of academic staff for effective supervision of their students' projects.

The Gambia College Delegation Meets with Vice President - The Gambia College 25/04/2023


Through the leadership of the Chairman of the Gambia College Governing Council Dr. Alieu Badara Senghore, together with the Principal Aboubacarr Jallow, a delegation from the college on Wednesday 19th April 2023 paid a courtesy call to the Vice President of the Republic of The Gambia Mr. Muhammad B.S. Jallow. The delegation also included the Vice Principal Madam Isatou Ndow, the Registrar, Head of Quality Assurance, Heads of the four schools and Director of Finance.

The purpose of the courtesy call is firstly to extend the Gambia College’s compliments and good wishes for his appointment as Vice President of The Gambia. Secondly, to present to the VP the current situation of the college in light of its strengths and opportunities as well as challenges as it began transition to a teacher education University.

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The Gambia College Delegation Meets with Vice President - The Gambia College The Gambia College, one of the leading colleges in the Gambia, is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and preparing students in many disciplines who make a difference in the world.


MoHERST inaugurates committee for the transformation of The Gambia College into a University of Teacher Education

The Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology has set up a committee for the transformation of The Gambia College into a University of Teacher Education. Members of the Committee were formally invited to an inaugural meeting by the Hon. Minister, Professor Pierre Gomez, on the 3rd of April, 2023.

In his remarks, the Hon. Minister expressed his appreciation and thanked the members for accepting his invitation. He informed them that the purpose of the meeting is for the Committee to help think and come up with a clear roadmap to transform the Gambia College into a University of Teacher Education. The Minister also shared with the committee that the College has come up with a proposal for the transformation and it is for the Committee to scrutinize it and have a strong proposal.

Furthermore, Hon. Prof Gomez highlighted that the constituent schools of the College will be transferred to the The University of The Gambia (UTG), such as the School of Agriculture, School of Nursing and Midwifery and School of Public Health, while the UTG School of Education will be moved to the Gambia College. The College will be solely responsible for Teacher Education in general. It will also maintain its Diploma programmes and offer degree programmes in specialist fields of study. The structure, curriculum, entry requirements and other related matters will be addressed. The new dispensation will allow students to transit to the university with their Diploma certificates and spend less time acquiring their degrees.

According to the Hon. Minister, the process of transformation will be supported by Government investing its resources and working with our donor partners. He stressed the need for the country to graduate from focusing on quantity to quality and be able to compete with other sister countries under the West African Examination Certificate (WAEC). He finally tasked the team under the leadership of the Chairman, Dr. Katim S. Touray to look forward to a strong and well-articulated policy and roadmap and to propose possible names for the new University.

The meeting was chaired by the Permanent Secretary of MoHERST, Dr. Yusupha Touray. Dr Touray assured committee members that management will be closely working with them as they embark on their assignment of transforming the Gambia College into a Teacher Education University.

Photos from The Gambia College's post 05/04/2023


From Monday 27 to Friday 31 March 2023, some staff of the Gambia College including Heads of Schools, Principal Lecturers, the registry, HR and the Director of MoHERST and INSET converged at a workshop for the development of an institutional Open Distance Learning (ODL) Policy and Strategic Implementation Plan.

The workshop supported by the Common Wealth of Learning (COL) through the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education held at the Brikama Campus of the Gambia College, aimed at enhancing the capacity of the Gambia College on Open Distance Learning.

Cognisant of the student population and the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on teaching and learning, it is found prudent for the Gambia College to consider Open Distance Learning programs through which students could take courses from the Gambia College from anywhere within and outside the campuses.

The opening of the workshop was attended by the Principal and Vice Principal of Gambia College, a Director from MoHERST and the Consultant from Uganda who all made statements relating to the workshop, mainly emphasising on the importance of ODL and how it is intended to enhance the service delivery of the Gambia College. Participants were also urged to make the best use of the training opportunity to ensure the policy and implementation plan for ODL are well designed.

The workshop was characterised by activities such as
• Review of the concept of Open Distance Learning (ODL) aimed at demystifying misconceptions
• A review of the stakeholders to be impacted by the policy and strategy
• Identification of the 21st Century needs and requirements of the Gambia College
• ODL Strengths and Weaknesses.

The workshop also conducted a comparative analysis of four different ODL policies, to help participants identify key elements, missing elements, cross-cutting elements and the elements needed in The Gambia College's Policy. The policy will also not forget to consider to incorporate the needs of the differently abled persons.

Photos from The Gambia College's post 20/03/2023

The Principal of the Gambia College on the 17th March, 2023 made a working visit to Njalla University in Sierra Leone where samples of his PhD trials were tested.

Photos from The Gambia College's post 20/03/2023

While on an official visit with the Gambia College delegation in Freetown, the Principal Mr. Aboubacarr Jallow was invited as a Special Guest to the Sports day of Milton Magai University of Technology.
The event was held on Saturday 18th March, 2023 at the University Sports ground.

Photos from The Gambia College's post 14/03/2023

A delegation from Gambia College and MoHERST is currently on an institutional study visit to Freetown Teachers' College. The team led by the Principal of The Gambia College today paid a courtesy call to the Gambian embassy in Freetown.


The School of Public Health - set to discuss the significant challenges and public health action needed to curb a massive buden on public health.

This time, the guest is Prof Edrisa Sanyang, Director of EOHS Graduate Program at Western Kentucky University.


The Gambia College Music Unit conducting seminar to display performance on all musical instruments.

Photos from Upper River Regional Youth Committee's post 06/03/2023

College students at Basse building partnership

Photos from The Gambia College's post 05/03/2023

A student of Higher Diploma in Agriculture at the School of Agriculture doing production at the backyard of her family house.
She believed the school is capable of producing multiples of self employed Gambians.

"With what I am learning, I will be glad if I have a job with the government, but if I don't, I can use any land available and turn it in to a million Dalasi production center".

Programs at the School of Agriculture

1. Certificate in General Agriculture (CGA)
2. Higher Diploma in Agriculture (HDA)
3. Higher Diploma in Agriculture - Mature
4. Certificate in Animal Health and Production
5. Higher Diploma in Animal Health and Production
6. Basic Certificate in Animal Health

All programs are capable of making one to be self dependent.

For enquiries: [email protected] or [email protected]


School of Agriculture Orientation

Photos from The Gambia College's post 01/03/2023


The School of Agriculture today 1 March 2023 conducted an orientation for its new students admitted for Higher Diploma in Agriculture and Higher National Diploma in Animal Health and Production respectively.

At the orientation, the Head of School of School of Agriculture Mr. Ousman Sowe welcomed students to his school and urged them to be hardworking. He used the occasion to challenge the students to get ready in adding value to the Gambia's Agriculture sector which was even the motivating factor for them to come back for an advanced program.

Other attendees to the orientation include the Director of Admissions, Principal Library, Director of Quality, Finance Controller and IT Officer among others. All speaks to students in relations to their units and its services to the students as well as what is required of the students.

Photos from The Gambia College's post 28/02/2023

The Balanta Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Freetown has invited the Gambia College to participate in its event of Music Evening held on Saturday 25 February 2023 in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
The Gambia College was represented at the event by its Music Lecturer Mr. Amadou Jobarteh.
This invitation intends to strengthen the existing relationship between The Gambia College and Balanta Institute in the areas of consultancy, staff training and mentorship among others.


On Friday 24 February 2023, The Gambia College Students of the School of Public Health, who are on practicum attachment at Bansang General Hospital engaged Students of Bansang Upper Basic School on a School Health Talk.

The purpose of the engagement was to enlighten the students on the impact of to***co smoking on health and the importance of menstrual hygiene. The two topics are very essential because they are both capable of causing serious health risks.

Smoking seriously damages one's health while menstrual hygiene management is a significant public health intervention.


The Gambia College vegetable garden.

This garden is a production center for both students of the School of Agriculture and those majoring Agriculture at the School of Education.
A visit to the center gives you the pleasure of interacting with nature.


Tug of War. Kids enthusiastically showing their muscles.

Photos from The Gambia College's post 16/02/2023

The Gambia College Buganala Nursery and Primary Schoos has today Thursday 16 February 2023 held its Inter House athletic Championship. The event was full of fun and tallent exhibition.


The Principal of The Gambia College today Friday 10 February 2023 led the raising of new flags at the entrance of the Brikama Campus. This activity was conducted in replacement of the old flags which are now worn out. The two flags raised are the National flag and Gambia College flag.
The ceremony was entertained by the Gambia College Scout Band.


Admission opened at the School of Agriculture. Deadline is 17 February 2023.

Photos from The Gambia College's post 08/02/2023

The Gambia College on Wednesday 8 February 2023 held an orientation for the newly enrolled students for Community Policing and Security Studies.
The orientation was attended by the Principal of the college, the Registrar, Head of School of Education and other senior staff of the College.

Photos from The Gambia College's post 25/01/2023

The Gambia College Security Unit, this morning embarked on a cleansing exercise at the front of the Brikama campus fence. This was aimed at keeping the College vicinity clean and eliminating the dump site created by the public just by the fence.

Photos from The Gambia Police Force's post 24/01/2023

On behalf of the entire staff of The Gambia College, the office of the Principal wishes to extend condolences to the President HE. Adama Barrow for the demise of Vice President HE. Badara Alieu Joof.

We extend condolences to the family of the late VP and the entire Gambian population.

We pray that Allah have mercy upon his soul and grant him Jannah.

Photos from The Gambia College's post 18/01/2023

Orientation for new students of the School of Public Health hapening now.

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