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Gambia, America universities hold online conference

Oct 6, 2015, 11:21 AM | Article By: Alieu Bobb

The University of The Gambia (UTG) and Miami University in America recently held an online conference during which issues pertaining to the two institutions and their modus operandi were discussed.

The online conference of the two higher education institutions, which started in 2012, was initiated by Jimmy Hendry Nzally, a staff of the UTG working at the international relations office.

The whole thing was said to have started when Mr Nzally met with Prof. Mel Cohen, a political science professor at Miami University, who regularly brings students from America for an international trip to The Gambia.

The conference has since then been bringing together students from different campuses and fields of studies through a competitive application process.

Since its inception, the conference has been connecting students from The Gambia with their fellow students in America through dialogue, cultural exchanges and other activities.

The conference is said to have provided an enriched platform for critical thinking, networking and other progressive ventures.

Commenting on the conference, Prof Mel said: “As a result of his initiative, I have had ongoing contact with Jimmy for the past three years.To say the least, Jimmy handled the arrangements in a very professional manner.

“Based on my personal experience with him over the past years, I cannot speak highly enough of Jimmy Nzally.Not only does he take initiative and follow through to achieve results, he is also a pleasure to work with.”

Mr Nzally is the founder and chairperson of Global Hands Gambia, a non-profit organisation aimed at fighting inequality through capacity building at the grassroots.

He is also the founder and anchor of a popular radio show on West Coast Radio called ‘On The Spot’, aired every Tuesday at 19-20hrs GMT.

Nzally is as well The Gambia country representative of 1Billion Africa, an international organisation based in Ghana contributing to Africa’s growth in a slogan ‘Turning Africa’s problems into projects’.