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Gambia College School of Nursing & Midwifery

Contact Address:
Gambia College


Banjul, Marina Parade
The Gambia, West Africa

Banjul Complex
Tel. no: 4202176
             4202179, 4202182

Brikama Campus
Tel no. 484748, Fax.  484812


The Gambia College has two campuses, located in Brikama and Banjul.

Banjul campus:
It lies in the heart of the capital city Banjul. Situated at Marina Parade, the School of Nursing and Midwifery is close to he largest hospital in the country (the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital). Its proximity to the hospital allows the trainee nurses easy access to the facility where most of their clinical experiences are acquired.

The Campus has on site:

• Dormitories to accommodate both male and female students nurses

• Laboratories and lecture rooms

• Offices for tutors

• An auditorium

• Catering and dining facilities

The School of Medicine and Allied Sciences of the University of the Gambia share the campus.

Brikama campus:
The headquarters of the Gambia College is located in Brikama, Western Division, 22 miles from the capital city of Banjul. This property is about 600 acres in size. The vast expanse of land provides room for expansion and for the agricultural activities of the School of Agriculture.

The Brikama campus was built in 1981 and consists of the following:

• Dormitory blocks for both male and female students

• An academic block shared by the Schools of Agriculture and Education

• An administrative block

• A utility wing with modern kitchen and dining facilities

• An assembly hall

• A resource centre and a library

Today, these facilities have increased with the addition of the ultra modern School of Public Health building consisting of:

• A modern auditorium

• A second library

• Science laboratories and classrooms

• Catering and dining facilities

The School of Nursing and Midwifery started training State Registered Nurses (SRN) in 1965 and State Certified Midwives (SCM) in 1968. In 1980, together with the schools of Agriculture, Education and Public Health, the school was formed by the Gambia College passed in 1978.

Since its inception, it has been training State Registered Nurses and Midwives in the Gambia. It started to train Male midwives in 1984 to meet the demanding needs for midwives. It also trains public health inspectors, agriculture and livestock assistants.

Graduates of this school are currently occupying senior positions in the delivery of health services in the country. They are also making valuable contributions in nursing abroad especially in The United Kingdom and The United States of America.

It is a co-educational school with recreational and kitchen facilities thus making it easy for students to board and lodge.

Entry requirements:
• Registered Nurse Programme
• General certificate of Education
• Ordinary Level (GCE O’Levels)
• 5 credits which must include English, Science and (3) three other academic subjects.


• West African Senior Secondary School Certificate of Education (WASSSCE)
• 4 credits which must include English, Science and (2) two other academic subjects.


• A State Enrolled Nurse/Midwife or Enrolled Community Health Nurse/Midwife
• Certificate holder with at least two years working experience
• Age: 18 years and above
• Duration of training: three (3) years

The College Registry is headed by the Registrar who is assisted by the Deputy Registrar. Among other things, this office is responsible for development and dissemination of information related to student and staff recruitment, student qualification, staff performance appraisal and management of personnel data. The Registry is also responsible of co-ordination and management of examinations in collaboration with the Heads of four constituent schools of the college.


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