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Min. of State For Higher Education, Research & Science

MoHERST Contact Address:
Ministry of Higher Education


Banjul area office
The Permanent Secretary
Bertil Haring Highway, Kotu
The Gambia, West Africa

Tel no: +220 4465752 / 4465404
                     4229676 / 4228232
Fax.              4465408


Background Information:
The Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (MoHERST) was establishment in 2007.

The ministry's departments are the Directorate of Higher Education, Directorate of Research and Planning and the Science and Technology Directorate.

The mission of the ministry is:

Provide access to relevant and high quality education;

provide high quality higher education services

make science & technology the engine of growth;

ensure gender equity in education;

promote the principle of life long learning;

promote innovation in science and technology;

promote research in science and technology;

ensure sustainable environmental growth.

University Education:
Before 1999, The Gambia had no university. This meant that students intending on higher education were compelled to go overseas with very few returning back to Gambia. As a result of this failure the the University of The Gambia was established in 1999 to train and retain skills in the country. Since 2005 the institution has been assisted by the Norwegian Education Trust Fund to put together a plan of action to identify possible areas of expansion to meet the needs of the labour force.

Department of Education (Gambia)

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