University name Legacy, have been launched in The Gambia following the issuance
of a provisional licence by the National Accreditation and Quality Assurance
Authority (NAQAA). This brought to total of four universities in the country.
The University is expected to commence academic activities in July with undergraduate programmes in arts, law, administration and management sciences, agriculture, engineering and environmental design, biological and applied sciences and education and social sciences.
The University vice chancellor Prof. Oyetola O. Oniwide said they seek to advance knowledge, research and excellence towards achieving a fulfilled career and destiny. As an institution, he said, they will be more responsive and relevant to the needs of their graduates’ employers and the expectations of their stakeholders.
Mr. Oniwide said the University targets to be a major net human resources contributor in The Gambia and even beyond in several fields including medicine, education, mining and engineering.
“As we have positioned our services to the changing environment for higher education, the first strategic intervention will be to work towards achieving our desired formulated LUGA 2017-2041 strategic plan. This will focus on enhancing academic quality, preparing students for a rapidly changing world, advancing innovation, research and scholarship, instilling global competence and leadership.”