UTG Orients 900 Students
By Landing Ceesay
The University of the Gambia (UTG) has today oriented 900 students for the 2021-2022 academic year.
The ceremony seeks to orient the new students about the rules and regulations of the University.
In his remarks to the new students, the Acting Vice Chancellor told the students to plan well for success in their studies at the University.
“To make a first-class begins on your first day in the university. You must plan your time and schedules right from the beginning. According to the famous quote by Benjamin Franklin, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail”. I, therefore, encourage you to plan, plan, and plan. Plan to succeed righteously. Do not allow any pair of pressure to derail you from your plan. Be open-minded and try to set an entrepreneurial goal. We expect you will stand for the truth all the time with no loss of generality. Truth is one of the cardinal points of the university. Thus, I say to be truthful always,” Professor Pierre Gomez, Acting Vice-Chancellor UTG told new students.
He stated that the commitment of the University of The Gambia to quality education encompasses all aspects of the academic, personal, and professional development of its students and staff, with particular emphasis on excellence, competence, knowledge, and communication skills.
“The University is currently running twenty-two undergraduate degree programmes, seventeen master’s degrees, and five PhD programmes. We encapsulate the university objectives in its motto, which is ‘knowledge, Truth, and development’. Thus, as a student of UTG, the three keywords enshrined as the motto of the university must be written boldly in your heart. We must see you as a carrier of knowledge and truth which will lead to the development of The Gambia on the one hand, and the global community at large,” UTG Vice-Chancellor said.
The University of the Gambia (UTG) is the highest learning institute in the country with nine (9) schools within, held the Orientation ceremony on Monday at faculty of law auditorium in Kanifing.