Sep 10, 2009, 6:24 AM
Students of St. Mary's College of Maryland in the United States of America on Tuesday 21st April, 2009 paid a courtesy call to the Mayor of Banjul Samba Faal at his office in Banjul.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Pierre Gomez, academic coordinator of the Peace Program said since 1996, Bill Roberts has been promoting educational and cultural exchanges (Peace) in the Gambia. He noted that through the peace program, both the student of St. Mary's College and the University of the Gambia benefited through the exchange program. He stated that during their stay in the country they will study Gambian culture and will also engaged themselves in community works.
He said the University of the Gambia is happy to be associated with such partnership.
In welcoming the students to the Gambia, the Mayor of Banjul, Samba Faal described the relationship between the St. Mary's College and the University of the Gambia as fruitful.
He expressed his council's resolve and commitment to work closely with St. Mary's College of Maryland. He noted that Banjul is very rich in culture and that the students have a lot to gain from the partnership.
Other speakers on the occasion included the president of the Student Union of the University of The Gambia, Ansumani Darbo and Abdoulie Faye, youth representative at the council.