New British High Commissioner to The Gambia Pays Courtesy Call on Higher Education’s Minister

The Honourable Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, Professor Pierre Gomez was pleased to receive the new British High Commissioner to The Republic of The Gambia, Her Excellency Harriet King, who paid him a courtesy call on Monday, October 9, 2023.

The Minister welcomed H.E Harriet King to The Gambia and expressed appreciation to the British High Commission in The Gambia for its significant and continued support to the Government towards developing the tertiary and higher education sector. Specifically, the Hon. Minister identified the prestigious Chevening and Commonwealth scholarships from the UK Government as life-changing opportunities for young Gambians to pursue Master’s and PhD studies in the UK.

Furthermore, fruitful discussions were made on the Ministry’s transformation of the tertiary and higher education sector through which, skills development, innovation entrepreneurship, and gender equity form core programmatic areas.

H.E Harriet King was impressed by the Honourable Minister’s vision and passion to develop the country's tertiary and higher education system. She looks forward to working with the Ministry in supporting STEM education, gender advancement and others.

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Mahzouba Maya Faal, Information Officer, MoHERST