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Gambian students complete IT studies in Taiwan

Jul 8, 2011, 1:36 PM | Article By: Nfamara Jawneh

Twenty-five Gambian students pursuing Information Technology courses in Taiwan have completed their degree programmes.

The special IT class of students were sent to Taiwan in 2007 for an IT elite programme at the National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT) in Taiwan, fully sponsored under the Taiwanese grant.

After four years of hard work and separation from their families, the students are expected to arrive back home this weekend.

According to a press release issued by the Taiwanese embassy in Banjul, the students are coming home with wealth of knowledge, honour and the bestowment of Bachelor of Science degrees, after the successful completion of their programme.

“This is not the first capacity building programme from the NTUT sponsored by the Taiwanese government,” the release states.  “In 2008, we had 25 Gambians graduated from the Petroleum Elite Program. Now, most of them are working for governmental institutions or parastatals utilizing the knowledge acquired from the program.”

For the graduates of the IT Elite program, they will first enjoy the sweet reunion with their family. Then they will be dispatched to relevant government intuitions to work for the enhancement of the information technology framework of the country.

A special welcome ceremony awaits the team of IT brains the country is well in need of.