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More Students to Study in Taiwan

Aug 22, 2008, 8:41 AM | Article By: By Nfamara Jawneh

It seems the government of The Republic of China on Taiwan is showing no sign of abating in their quest to support the development of the human resource base of The Gambia. The ambassador of Taiwan in The Gambia, His Excellency Richard Shih, has spoken of his resolve to send more Gambian students to further their education in Taiwan. "I can guarantee you there will be more Gambian students going to Taiwan".

He made this assurance recently at The Gambia National Petroleum Company (GNPC) office's in Kotu during an orientation ceremony for a group of 49 Gambian students who were about to leave for Taiwan for further studies.

Ambassador Shih noted that The Gambia and Taiwan share a lot in common. "There Gambians in Taiwan are as well Taiwanese in The Gambia," he stated.

He said that his country appreciates the support and relations with The Gambia.He revealed that as of now there will be 97 Gambians studying in Taiwan as well as those on short term courses.

Mr. Momodou Badgie, Director of GNPC, said that capacity building is key to national development of any country. We cannot depend entirely on foreign expertise to develop our country. This is a good initiative in realising vision 20202," he concluded.