The Global Harvest College
is a tertiary educational institution in Gambia
situated in the semi-rural village of Banjulinding. It was
established early this century in the year 2000 and functioned
as an officially accredited skills centre. Since then the GHC has since become a fully
functioning higher education college.
It is registered and accredited with the National
Training Authority (NTA) and was licensed to act as a training school
in January 2011. It began classes in March of that same year.
aims to provide skilled personnel by offering relevant
vocational courses and qualifications that meet the requirements
of the economy. It aims to attract and enrol students from the
surrounding communities as well as making available learning
resources in a conducive and quiet environment. To encourage
learning it offers scholarships to the people of Banjulinding
Global Harvest College accepts people of all ages and it also offers adult numeracy
and reading skills for mature students who wish to increase
their skills set, to enhance their productivity and
finding gainful employment. This course is also intended for
people who may have missed out on formal education or dropped
out early and wish to get themselves into the educational
system. Such students are advised to enrol on the Basic
Functional Skills course as a first step to advancing to higher
levels of learning.
Students who have already acquired
basic and more advanced skills are put into the diploma or
certificate level courses.
It is hoped that all Gambian
students who have graduated have at least gained the General
Certificate level of education in numeracy and reading English
has 4 faculties i.e. Business Administration, Functional Skills,
Fashion & Design & Information Technology with modules for
diplomas and certificate levels.
The 3 month certificate course is available for people who want
to develop proficient reading and writing skills. Lessons are
taught in the students' native tongue and there is on-going
assessments until the final exams.
• Advanced Information Technology
The 3 month IT certificate course is the final module in the
series and pupils will learn various applications from the Microsoft
Office software package such as Microsoft Word / MS Excel & Access
Database. Students are required provide for themselves a 1GB USB
Flash drive, recordable DVDs, pens, a course manual and notebooks.
• Basic Information Technology
This is a 12 week foundation certificate course which introduces
students to using the PC, working with spreadsheets and word processing. Students
must meet the minimum requirement of grade 12 with credit passes
in mathematics and the English language.
This module, which last from 3 to 9 months, allows you to learn
numeracy skills which you can use in the real world with the
choice of sitting for the WASSCE "O" levels examinations or the
National Training Authority GSQ (Gambia Skills Qualifications)
exams. There is a minimum age requirement of 16 years of age.
• Basic Sewing Skills
The 12 week dressmaking certificate level course is for the
completely new beginner where classroom attendees will learn how to
use a sewing machine, the basic skills of dressmaking and sewing
by hand. It is open to both men and women.
As a requirement every student must
provide the following materials: a thimble, 3 metres of elastic
fabric, a packet of pins, 1 reel of white elastic thread, two
pairs of scissors (paper & fabric), a box of 6 sewing bobbin
threads including 1 white & 1 black and finally fabrics (i) 2m
plain (original) poplin (ii) 1m Samba Koka fabric, (iii) 3m
• Fashion & Design
The 2 year certificate level course assists pupils to learn the
principles of clothes designing, enhance their knowledge and has
business management module to help students gain skills
for operating their own
enterprises. An internship will be embarked upon during your
• Functional English
The 3 to 9 month course offers lessons in gaining competence and
proficiency in the English language to enable improved
communications skills. There is the option to sit for the the
WASSCE "O" levels and NTA GSQ exams.
• Intermediate Information Technology
The 3 month certificate
course is the second IT course which offers an introduction to
Information Technology in subjects such as spreadsheets, word
processing and database creation. The minimum requirements are
that students must be 16 years or older, have passed the math &
English courses or have a grade 12 with a credit pass in both
subjects and have passed the basic IT module.
The aim of the
course is to develop students able to create quality tailored
garments through the use of quality sewing equipment, knowledge of various fabrics
and knowledge of sewing, cutting and pattern making skills.