By Mariama Marong
The University of the Gambia (UTG) political camp, called Solutionists has through their Gunjur Partnership Project Association with funding from John Moores University in Liverpool, handed over 25 laboratory microscopes to the management of UTG for the development of labs within the sciences.
The leadership of solutionists intends to develop labs in the schools of Physic, Chemistry, Biology and the medicine for the advancement of laboratory services.
The handing over ceremony of the 25 materials including microscope to the schools of Arts and Sciences and school of Medicine and Allies Health Science, was held at the university main campus in Kanifing.
UTG has recently launched a new library that has both traditional and E-library facilities meant to provide students and lecturers with access to journals, books, audios and videos for research.
Speaking at the event, Professor Pierre Gozez, acting deputy vice chancellor of UTG, said the donation was the first of its kind in the history of the University for Solutionists’ Camp to provide materials to the aforesaid schools.
Ousman Jassey, President of the UTG Students Union, expressed delight for the gesture, which he says will enhance learning in the university.
UTG Vice Chancellor, Dr Faqir Muhammad Anjum, said the event was important as the equipment will be distributed to the Schools of Medicine, Allies Health Sciences and School of Arts and Sciences.
The donation, he said, was geared towards advancing education in the Gambia.
Professor Anjum emphasized that as a university, it is of paramount importance for it to be equipped with both practical and theoretical part of learning, most especially in the sciences.
He also disclosed that they will also purchase equipment that will be of use to the university.