Kah grateful to Jammeh for opportunity to serve country


He expressed this gratitude on Friday at the Office of the Vice President in Banjul.

Kah last week met the climax of his tenure in office as vice chancellor of the UTG and was redeployed to the ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology as a special adviser.

He said: “Academics don’t retire and I am not retiring, but my contract tenure at the UTG has been completed. President Jammeh’s efforts for the university’s growth are clear and during my tenure, I and all the university authorities have played our part to support those efforts.”


According to him, President Jammeh could have continued to appoint non-Gambians to lead the UTG but he was resolved to ensure that the country’s topmost institution was Gambian-led.

Kah commended the leadership of the ministries of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology and Basic and Secondary Education, the university authorities and students for their good working relationship during his time. 

On her part, the vice president, Dr Isatou Njie-Saidy commended Kah and Dr Jainaba Kah, who has also completed her tenure as director general of the Management Development Institute, for their services to the nation. “The quality of students, lecturers and courses at the UTG has been improved. You have done well to raise the awareness of Gambians on higher education,” she added. 

She said that it was the improvement of the university, the quality of lecturers and courses that have been enticing people across the world to come and study at the university.