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Taiwan donates US$1m for Higher Education

Aug 16, 2013, 10:24 AM | Article By: Nfamara Jawneh

The Minister of Presidential Affairs, Secretary General and Head of the Civil Service, Momodou Sabally, on behalf of the Gambia government, Wednesday received US$ 500,000 from Taiwan’s Ambassador Samuel Chen donated by the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

The fund is the final part payment of the US$1,000,000 grant this year allocated to the education sector by the ROC government.

It is meant to assist the Gambia government to hire experts in higher education and management for the country’s higher education institutions, and to develop needed expertise in special fields and tertiary education so as to better serve the national interest.

In presenting the cheque, Ambassador Samuel Chen said, “Education is the key for national development, and higher education can be the momentum of national development”.

He expressed his delight on The Gambia’s dedication to developing her human resources through higher education.

“I hope that this fund will help to equip The Gambia with enough resources to enhance the development of the country,” he added.

After receiving the cheque, Sabally expressed his gratitude to the government and people of Taiwan for their role as a development partner to The Gambia, especially in the education sector.

According to him, education is truly the key to success, and developing the human resource brings about national development.

He added that President Yahya Jammeh is dedicated to improving the quality of education in The Gambia by making sure education is accessible to all.

Sabally assured the ROC (Taiwan) through the ambassador, of The Gambia’s support at all times. 

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