Global Harvest College
P.O. Box 4440 Bakau
West Coast Region
Kanifing Municipality, Kombo, Ksmd
The Gambia, West Africa
Tel no: 7386803 / 8906336
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
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.
GHC 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 opportunities for
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
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 language.
GHC has 4 faculties i.e. Business Administration, Functional
Skills, Fashion & Design & Information Technology
with modules for diplomas and certificate levels.
• Adult Literacy
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
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 coloured flannel.
The 2 year certificate level course assists pupils to
learn the principles of clothes designing, enhance their
knowledge and has a business management module to
help students gain skills for operating their own enterprises.
An internship will be embarked upon during your studies.
• 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
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
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