The University of The Gambia and the Yunus Emre Institute of Turkey on Monday 17th July, 2017 signed a Cooperation Protocol at a colourful ceremony held at the Turkish Embassy in Brufut. The Vice Chancellor of the University of The Gambia, Professor Dr. Faqir Muhammad Anjum signed on behalf of the UTG whiles Mr. Selcuk Turan, Director of Communications, signed on behalf of Yunus Emre Institute.
The parties intend to strengthen bilateral relations, develop mutual understanding, enhance cooperation, and invigorate cultural and scientific commitments. By this protocol, the Yunus Emre Turkish Cultural Center will offer courses at UTG covering Turkish cultural heritage, Turkish Language, culture and arts.
In his statement, the Turkish Ambassador to The Gambia, H.E Ismail Sefa Yüceer, hailed the brotherly and cordial ties between The Gambia and Turkey and called on the University authorities to explore other areas for cooperation with Turkish higher education institutions particularly in engineering, agriculture and aquaculture.
On his part, the Vice Chancellor of the University of The Gambia expressed delight at the signing of the cooperation protocol adding that the University of The Gambia will continue playing its role in building the human resource capital that is critical in the socio-economic advancement of The Gambia.
The signing ceremony was graced by the Principal Officers of the University, Secretary General of the UTG Staff Association, President of the UTG Students’ Union and staff of the Turkish Embassy.