By Olimatou Coker
& Zainab Sessay
Four cartons of law books were donated to the faculty of law of the University of The Gambia Wednesday. It is expected that the donations will help the students develop their skills and improve their own learning performance through reading.
According to the Chief Justice of The Gambia, Hassan B Jallow, who donated the learning materials, the books will go a long way in helping law students in their academia.
A former prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, CJ Jallow expressed his institution’s commitment to partnering with the UTG for the benefit of the country.
The vice chancellor of the UTG, Professor Faqir Muhammed Anjum, told the CJ that the books will contribute “in no small measure” to the enhancing of the university’s learning and teaching environment.
Professor Anjum commended CJ Jallow for the gesture, and told him the magnanimity means ‘credence and support’ to the university’s ideals, principles and values that inspire its mission.
“This donation came at a time when the UTG must work to respond to the challenges of tertiary and higher education.”
The Dean of the faculty, Professor Henry C Alisigwe, also hailed CJ Jallow for the gesture, saying since inception the faculty of law has remained a “breeding ground for 99% of Gambian lawyers”.
According to the Dean, the role of books in the life of a lawyer can never be over emphasised as it remains “the only profession whose practitioners keep reading all the days of their lives”.