UTG Orients New Students


Gambia’s highest teaching and research institution (UTG) on its Facebook page yesterday announced that the university has held an orientation event for newly admitted students for the 2023/2024 first semester. 

Participants at the event, which took place in Kanifing’s University Law Faculty Auditorium, included students accepted into a range of undergraduate and graduate programs offered for the academic year 2023–2024. Senior members of the university’s academic and administrative personnel were also present.

Dr Momodou Lamin Tarro, the university’s registrar, welcomed the incoming students and noted that the orientation ceremony’s primary goal was to familiarize them with the core values, customs, and culture of UTG. “These core values have projected this institution’s image as a centre of learning and character development for our students,” the statement cited the registrar’s speech.

Professor Herbert Robinson, the vice-chancellor, thanked the 748 students who were accepted out of the 1644 applications received. The statement reveals the vice-chancellor said the university is proud to produce honest, truthful, knowledgeable, skilled, productive, and patriotic individuals. Therefore, we kindly ask that you be prepared and willing to collaborate with us as we train you to become both citizens of the country and of the world, added Prof. Robinson. 

The University of The Gambia’s Deans of the various faculties and schools and Directors of the various departments took turns educating the students about the wealth of opportunities the university offers. 

It adds that depending on their area of study, UTG students must complete a specific amount of credit hours of lectures. Before students can graduate, the statement said, they must also finish the courses listed in their course catalog, including but not limited to General Education Requirements (GER) and Departmental Requirement courses.