Tertiary, TVET institutions reopen on Oct. 14th

Oct 12, 2020, 10:58 AM | Article By: Fatou Bojang

The Ministry of Higher Education Research, Science and Technology (MoHERST) on Friday announced that all TVET and tertiary institutions in The Gambia would reopen with effect from Wednesday 14th Oct, 2020.

This declaration was made at a press briefing held at the ministry’s office in Bijilo.

Mod A.K. Secka, permanent secretary, MoHERST said covid 19 has not only affected the education sector, but other sectors as well. This development, he added, came after they had a consultation regarding the possibility of reopening of normal classes by the tertiary and TVET institutions. “In these consultations, we had developed a strategy for TVET institutions in particular,” he said.

However, he noted that the reopening of these institutions should be done by adhering to the covid-19 guidelines to reduce the risk of contracting the virus.

With regard to tuition fees, Mr Secka said the institutions would have to be flexible and that they would continue to engage them as they plan to have discussions with two key institutions: The University of The Gambia and Gambia College to discuss the issue of flexibility and overcrowding in these institutions.