Development Institute (MDI) last Thursday validated a new curriculum that match
with international standards.
The validation programme brought together experts and senior officials from different institutions including MDI, MOHRST, NAQAA, National Curriculum and University of The Gambia, Police Training School, Fire and Rescue Services and GRTS amongst others.
Lamin BT Sanyang, MDI head of general management and policy analysis said the new curriculum captured both career students and fresh school students for a transit to the university. He added that the programmes were designed to make career students more comfortable at workplaces and to create access for young students to enroll into the university. “The new curriculum would resolve the problem of our postgraduate students to enroll for their master’s programmes in the university,” he said.
Registrar, Salifu Jobe said the preparation of the draft curriculum took almost two years before the final validation. He also said that the new curriculum would abolish the six months and one year certificate and diploma programmes respectively. “The six months certificate and one year diploma programmes are not internationally recognised,” Mr. Jobe said.
He further stated that NAQAA has advised them to offer similar courses for their students to progress to the university since almost the same lecturers are serving both institutions.
Dr. Burama Jammeh, Director of National Curriculum Department has commended the management of MDI for coming with this initiative. He felt that the MDI would live up to expectations.