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UTG inducts more than 800 students

Oct 12, 2015, 10:05 AM | Article By: Adam Jobe

The University of The Gambia (UTG) Saturday held the matriculation ceremony of 823 students admitted into different faculties of the institution.

It was the 9th matriculation ceremony since the establishment of the university in 1999.

Each of the students took the studentship oath dubbed the ‘Matriculation oath’, vowing to abide by the rules and regulations governing the university.

Speaking on the occasion, held at the UTG Law Faculty in Kanifing, acting Vice Chancellor Prof. MIA Khalil congratulated the enrolled students for their admission out of thousands of aspiring senior secondary school candidates.

He told the new students that their future lies in their own hands and that it is up to them to succeed in making it or failing to realise their dreams.

“While concentrating on your studies and pursuing your dreams, make excellent use of all your extracurricular opportunities offered to you by the university,” the UTG acting VC told the freshmen.

“You need to stay focused on your goals to attain your degree in the shortest time possible.In order to do this, you must plan your time wisely and use all the opportunities and facilities provided effectively.”

Prof. Khalil said that in case of queries, students should make use of the laid down channels of raising complaints and avoid any form of behaviour that could ruin both their studies and future.

He explained that the university is governed by the University Council whose operations are guided by the University Act, 1999.

The university is headed by the vice chancellor who is assisted by the deputy vice chancellor, registrar, director of finance, and university librarian.

Prof. Khalil said this group constitutes the university management and it deals with the day-to-day running of the university.

He explained that there is a university senate which consists of deans, head of departments, professors, directors and members of the senior management team.

“The senate is in charge of all academic matters in the university,” he told the new students.