The Organisation for Tourism and Hospitality Management (OTHM) Awards and Presentation 2010 was held at
The day is very special to the students and respective Colleges. The overall most outstanding student award winner in the Post Graduate Diploma for the fist time in the history of the OTHM program went to The Gambian born Ebrima Manneh of
Mr. Manneh was awarded best student for the Post Graduate Diploma level 1 & 2, for June 2010. He also won the Professional Higher Diploma 2 best paper and the overall best paper of the Higher Professional Diploma in 2009 The management of the OTHM program congratulated Mr. Manneh for his out standing achievement that will remain a history for the OTHM remarked by Mr Lakhi Liyanage the OTHM Chairman.
Mr. Ebrima Manneh hails from Brufut Town Kombo North, West Coast Region. He attended
He developed feeling for the tourism industry even worked in hotels and other hospitality organisations in
In a testimonial published in the OTHM guide to employers, centres and stakeholders setting standards for others to follow published September 2010, Mr.Manneh mentioned that 'I chose to study International Tourism and Hospitality Management because my country's economy is heavily dependant on tourism but lacking a lot of expertise and human resource to make this sector more successful to the economy of The Gambian people.' Mr Manneh's immediate goal is to successfully pursue the Masters of Science Degree in International Tourism and Hospitality Management with either the
As The Gambia Ministry of Tourism authority prepares to attend the World Travel Market Expeditions at the ExCel centre at
Mr. Manneh calls on Gambian students to engage in the studies of Tourism and Hospitality Management not only to work for the tourism industry and come to Europe but do research that would explore the rich Gambian culture and best historical places in the country to attract huge tourism in The Gambia.
This occasion was also attended by Mr. Omar Colley the OTHM representative for The Gambia and Mr.Abdoulie Mendy (Joe) OTHM lecturer and Course coordinator at North London College of Business Studies www.nlcbs.co.uk .Mr. Manneh dedicated his awards to all Gambian students and Albion College. May God continue to guide him with good health to return back to The Gambia to further share his knowledge and wealth of experience with The Gambian communities. All those who worked with him likewise the students he taught at different schools both in The Gambia and UK will acknowledge that Mr.Manneh is hard working, outspoken, and 100% committed to his services at all times.