Jul 23, 2008, 5:50 AM
At least 30 Gambian students drawn from different tertiary institutions in the
This comes barely a few months after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the
Speaking at an orientation ceremony held at the Paradise Suites Hotel, Richard Shih, the Taiwanese Ambassador to the
The Taiwanese diplomat noted that
He said the environment in
Addressing Gambian students at the orientation ceremony, Professor Muhammad Kah, the Vice-Chancellor of University of the
Prof. Kah said that
He urged other development partners to emulate
According to Vice-Chancellor Kah, the socio-economic values of this gesture is immeasurable, expressing hope that the students will continue to excel in Taiwan and make Gambia and their sponsors proud.
At the national level, he said a well-educated and highly-skilled labour force is prerequisite for economic growth and socio-economic development.
For his part, Yuspha Dibba, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Higher Education said the latest Taiwanese scholarship package is a clear manifestation that the cardinal bilateral relationship between the
PS Dibba urged the students to be worthy ambassadors of the
Other speakers included Abdoulie Sallah, the Secretary-General and Head of the Civil Service.