Jul 12, 2012, 2:27 PM
The Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (MOHERST) yesterday commenced a two-day validation workshop on the draft guidelines for the monitoring and supervision of tertiary and higher education institutions.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, held at the Paradise Suites Hotel, the deputy permanent secretary of Administration and Finance at the ministry, Jerreh Sanyang, said: “True to our traditional consultative approach, the Ministry organised this convergence to review and validate another important instrument which is the monitoring and supervision guidelines.
“This instrument will enhance policy monitoring and supervision with regard to the provision of quality education in the tertiary and higher education institutions.”
The director of Tertiary and Higher Education at the ministry, Musa Touray, highlighted the importance of the workshop.
“The objective of this workshop is to enable participants make a critical review and update of the monitoring and supervision tool, to bring it to the level desired by all,” he said.
He added that monitoring and supervision activities are essential components of quality assurance mechanisms, and form an important area of the ministry’s policy implementation activities.
The event was graced by several officials from different higher education and tertiary institutions, including the Islamic Online University (IOU), American International University - West Africa (AIUWA), and the Gambia Technical Training Institute (GTTI), among others, which are expected to take the monitoring and supervision guidelines to their respective institutions to implement them to the letter, in order to fulfill the ministry’s ambition of “quality education deliverance” in The Gambia.