#National News

AIUWA graduates 203 medical students, others amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Jun 1, 2020, 12:05 PM | Article By: Pa Modou Cham

A total of 203 students in different fields including medicine, pharmacy, general nursing and nursing anesthesia have graduated from the  American International University West Africa (AIUWA) via online due to coronavirus pandemic.

Chancellor and founding president, Dinesh Shukla, congratulated the graduating students for what he described as well-deserved achievements. "The class of 2020 is unique. Earlier this year, coronavirus pandemic has created global crisis resulting in closure of countries, borders, airlines, shops, institutions and schools and universities."

American International University West Africa is a registered and approved institution of higher education by Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology and Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.

On 7 December 2016 in Mauritius, the University was awarded with African Education Leadership Award during the 6th Africa Education Leadership Awards. The Africa Education Leadership Awards is run and managed virtually by professionals who have full time jobs but are united by a common passion of making a difference in Africa.

In an online address, Mr Shukla praised the graduates, telling them that despite the difficult time, they have all strived and completed their course work successfully. "You shall now be transiting to the next phase of your lives and I can assure you that the next phase will not only be challenging but exiting as well."

He said covid-19 era commands new ways of life and work and he is certain that with the graduates’ education, dedication and trainings, the challenges in the coming times shall be met successfully.

Mr Shukla thanked the government of The Gambia and the Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology for their unflinching support and guidance which has enabled the university to achieve its progress.

Vice chancellor, Dr Makie Taal said the graduation is made possible by the exceptional work and commitment by the university faculty and administration members and the diligence, hard work and fine achievements of every student in the class of 2020. "Each member from the class of 2020 had excelled in exceptional and resilient ways," he said.

He told the graduates that they have fulfilled all the requirements to be graduated and designated as professionals in their areas of concentration.

Read Other Articles In National News
KMC and GALGA
Gambia Bankers Association donates D800, 000K to local councils to fight covid-19
Apr 16, 2020, 2:33 PM

As global health-threatening disease; coronavirus pandemic continues to pose threat to life and food security, Gambia Bankers Association (GBA), Wednesday donated eight hundred thousand dalasis to the eight local councils in the country through Gambia Association of Local Government Authorities (GALGA).

Bakang Community
Concerned Citizens donate sanitary items to Bakang community
Apr 27, 2020, 12:43 PM

Concerned Citizens of Jokadou Bakang on Saturday donated sanitary items and medicine to the village and its health clinic.

Beakanyang
Beakanyang, others donate food to households in Barrow Kunda
Jun 16, 2020, 12:56 PM

As part of its Covid-19 mitigation efforts in Wuli, Beakanyang in collaboration with partners such as Kaira Kafo on Sunday donated food packages to vulnerable households in Wuli Barrow Kunda.

food stuff for kembujeh ward
HPB Industries presents food-stuff to Kembujeh Ward
Apr 24, 2020, 12:26 PM

Kembujeh Ward Councilor, Alieu K Darboe, Thursday received a donation of food items, worth D10, 000 from HPB Industries limited, an Indian manufacturing company specializing in processing, manufacturing and supplying of timber, cashew nuts and pavement of bricks in Kembujeh.

Qatari Philantropist
Qatari Philanthropists donate food items, cash to Pakalinding
May 20, 2020, 1:38 PM

Qatari philanthropists last week donated food items and cash to the community of Jarra Pakalinding in the Lower River Region (LRR) as part of their support to families during the state of public health emergency in The Gambia due to coronavirus pandemic.

Class room
Grade 9 students to resume classes today
Jun 24, 2020, 1:58 PM

Gambia Upper Basic School Grade nine students of the 2020/21 academic year will resume their normal classes today (Wednesday) in all the six educational regions of the country.

Sheriffs
Sheriffs in Gambia form new foundation to reconnect, assist needy
Jul 2, 2020, 11:38 AM

Ahlul Bait Foundation, a foundation that seeks to advance the cause and foster unity and togetherness among Sheriffs in The Gambia and abroad has been formed.

China Aid Road
China Aid Road and Bridges Project donate rice, sanitizers to URR communities
Jun 5, 2020, 12:45 PM

In a bid to ameliorate the living conditions of people in need, China Aid Road and Bridges Project team recently donated 30 bags of rice and 320 liters of hand sanitizers to local communities in the Upper River Region (URR).