Apr 11, 2017, 11:31 AM
The Embassy of the Republic of China on Taiwan on Wednesday morning presented a cheque for US$6000 to the University of The Gambia (UTG).
The money forms part of the embassy's annual scholarship package to needy and deserving university students.
The cheque was received by the Vice-Chancellor of the UTG, Professor Muhammadou Kah.
In presenting the cheque, Richard Shih the Taiwanese ambassador to The Gambia, expressed his admiration of the progressive trends at the UTG.
Explaining that the gesture was initiated by his predecessor, Ambassador Lee, the RoC diplomat also disclosed that the fund was raised from the embassy's annual budget.
"It's a good very tradition initiated by my predecessor Ambassador Lee, and we are happy to maintain it," he declared.
In acknowledging the cheque, UTG Vice-Chancellor Kah expressed delight at the gesture.
"We appreciate your gesture in helping our students; it would go a long way in helping the university," he said.
He also hailed the ROC for contributing to all sectors of the Gambian economy, and urged the donors to continue their support to the UTG.
Yusupha Dibba the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Higher Education and Jenung Manneh Registrar at the UTG both thanked the government and people of Taiwanese for their support toward the socio-economic development of The Gambia.
Dr. Gumbo Ali Touray, Director of International Relations at the UTG, in his vote of thanks, said education should be made available to all, especially the poor.
He too thanked the embassy for making it possible for needy Gambian students to have access to higher education.