Aug 4, 2010, 3:17 PM
Fatou Jobe, a Gambian national based in the United Kingdom, yesterday donated science books and other learning materials to the University of The Gambia at a ceremony held at the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital (RVTH) in Banjul.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony on behalf of the donor, Lamin Jobarteh, Attorney General and Minister of Justice, said the donor was impressed with the development of the school of medicine.
According to him, the fact that the donated books are here will contribute to President Jammeh’s initiative of declaring this year the Year of Science and Technology.
While commending the donor for her foresight, the Attorney General expressed hope that the books will be put into good use. He went on to encourage other Gambians abroad to emulate the donor’s gesture.
Professor Muhamadou Kah, Vice Chancellor of the University of the Gambia, also hailed the donor for her gesture, describing it as timely.
“The donor has contributed to the development of the University, because these books can cost a lot of money,” Kah stated.
Dr Omar Jah, deputy vice chancellor, while commending the donor for the gesture, assured all that the books will be put to good use.