By Maimuna Sey-Jawo
The Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science, and Technology (MoHERST), in collaboration with UNESCO/NATCOM, and the National Accreditation and Quality Assurance Authority (NAQAA) has on Thursday held a day long forum on the Technical Vocational Education Training project, funded by UNESCO at a tune of 26, 000 dollars.
The TVET project is part of 5 projects approved by UNESCO for the Gambia, aiming at establishment of a technical vocational education training information system in the Gambia to enhance youth transition and skill building for work and life.
The forum was held at the NAQAA Office conference hall in Kanifing.
Speaking at the forum Mr. Lamin Jarju, senior programme officer UNESCO explained that this participation programme is part of 5 others that have been approved by UNESCO for The Gambia.
He said the aim of establishing this TVET information system in the Gambia is to enhance youth transition and skill building for work and life.
He expressed gratitude to UNESCO for approving this project, noting that the project is part of the 5 others that is been implemented in the Gambia by UNESCO.
Lamin B Manneh, director of the National Accreditation and Quality Assurance Authority NAQAA, stressed that this important exercise that the Ministry with NAQAA because they are trying to do a lot of reform in the tertiary and higher education sector in order to successfully implement their programme.
He therefore called on the participants at the forum to make the best use of the forum.
For his part Yusupha Touray, director of planning MoHERST thanked UNESCO for their consideration to have the Gambia participate in such a very important programme, adding that this will ensure quality delivery in our TVET education system.
Mr. Manneh also extended gratitude to NAQAA for their partnership.