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Gambia to Host Global Education Conference

May 23, 2008, 4:41 AM

The Gambia will be hosting Global Education Conference tomorrow Saturday May 24th 2008, according to a press release sent to this paper.

The event, to be organised by US-based Delight Heritage Consultants, will be the first international conference on 'Education and Development Initiatives'. It will be held at YMCA Centre in Kanifing.

According to the Banjul Representative of the organisers, Poncelet Ileleji of YMCA, the conference is expected to bring together " top national and international educators, researchers, stakeholders and donor agency representatives from around the world. There will be information exchange and collaboration in education and development efforts in The Gambia." Ileleji added that the event would promote systematic approaches to furthering the development of education and national growth in the country.

Highlights of the conference will include paper presentations by Joseph Peacock of YMCA, Mrs. Isatou Ndow of Gambia College and other Gambian educators. International scholars like Dr. Buba Misawa of Washington and Jefferson College, Dr. Emeka Obiozor of Bloomsburg University and Dr. Emil Nagengast of Juniata College Pennsylvania-USA will be participating.

There will also be a special presentation of 'Special Education Books' to The Gambia Methodist Special School teachers by an American University Professor.

"This free conference is open to all Gambian educators, students, teachers and the general public", the release concluded.