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Minister Kinteh hails ITTOG students at ‘Open Day’

Aug 3, 2021, 2:52 PM | Article By: Yunus S Saliu

The minister for Women Affairs, Children, and Social Welfare has commended students of the Institute of Travel and Tourism of The Gambia (ITTOG) particularly those pursuing event management, food and beverages service courses at the school.

Minister Kinteh was speaking during the institute’s recent Open Day event, where she inspected food items and other products on show, stressing the importance of the skills training.

Minister Kinteh indicated that now that the school is here training students on event planning among other courses, there is hope that in short years it will create more self-employment for the country’s teeming youth population.

 She called on youth to do away with the back-way syndrome, noting that youth should desist from the idea of going to another country to suffer before becoming somebody in life or prosper.

She reminded of the enormous opportunities in The Gambia and challenged them to tap from.

Minister Kinteh, subsequently assured the management of ITTOG of her Ministry’s readiness to work with ITTOG and other relevant authorities to have more women trained on the course next semester “because the government is ready to continue empowering the youth on skills education.”

Sheikh Tejan Nyang, Head of School - ITTOG described the Open Day event as an important day for the institute, where parents, friends and their sponsors among others are invited to come and celebrate and interact with students, teachers.

“Over the past months, we have had support of the ITC in the area of event management course and also their partners in Spain sponsoring scores of students on a nine months course in food and beverages services and human rights issues.”

He thanked the minister of Tourism and Culture, Hamat N.K. Bah for his support to the institute.

Francis Mendy, one of the lecturers at the institute, dilated on some of the courses and activities of the institute, while Dr Adama Bah, chairman Board of Directors of ITTOG commended the teaching and non-teaching staff of the institutive for a job well done.

Fatou Mbenga Jallow, project coordinator of YEP, also spoke at the ceremony.

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