Welcome to the University Of The Gambia
The University of The Gambia was established by an Act of the National Assembly of the Gambia in March 1999. The enactment, which was a bold step to fulfill a long-standing desire of the people of The Gambia and to respond to several years of advocacy both within and outside the country for a university, ended years of indecision on the university question.
The first Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Donald E.U Ekong was appointed and assumed office in October 1999. Since then, the University has had 3 Vice Chancellors. The First Gambian Vice Chancellor, Professor Muhammadou M.O. Kah was appointed as the University’s third Vice Chancellor in May 2009.
THE UNIVERSITY GOVERNING COUNCIL
The Governing Council is governed through a Chairperson and selected members to support the activities of the University through the management.
THE UNIVERSITY SENATE
The academic affairs of the University is governed by a Senate. The Senate is the organ responsible for the governance of academic affairs of the University where academic policies and procedures are discussed, debated and approved/disapproved for implementation and/or recommendation to the governing council of the University.
The Senate is governed through a committee structure which reports to the general senate. Members of Senate are elected to represent various academic and non-academic stakeholders of the University. In addition, the departments have their own committees to govern the affairs of each department.