The vice-chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Professor Kwasi Obiri-Danso, has revealed that his university has signed an agreement with the government of The Gambia to help establish a university of science, technology and engineering in The Gambia.
Prof. Obiri-Danso made the revelation while speaking to the State House Press Corps here following a closed discussion with President Adama Barrow at the State House on Wednesday.
“Most Gambian engineers are trained at the KNUST. Hence bringing that to your doorstep will help advance the developmental challenges in The Gambia. I hope that we can start this new university in January 2020,” Prof. Obiri-Danso said, adding that the advancement of any country was highly dependent on science and technology.
Ghana’s founding president; Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, thought it wise to establish such a university in Kumasi, Ghana, many decades ago.
“Science and technology education is greatly needed in The Gambia if we are to develop our country,” President Barrow told the delegation.