IIFA signs cooperation agreement with Gambia’s National University
6 May، 2024

On the sidelines of the Secretary General’s participation in the OIC’s 15th Islamic Summit held in Gambia on 24-25 Shawal 1445, corresponding to 4-5 May 2024, the Secretary General of the Academy, H.E. Prof. Koutoub Moustapha Sano, heading a delegation from the Academy, visited the National University of The Gambia on Friday 23 Shawal 1445, corresponding to 03 May 2024.

His Excellency and the accompanying delegation were welcomed upon their arrival by the Rector of the university, Prof. Robinson, who warmly welcomed them, thanked them for the visit and for agreeing to sign a cooperation agreement between the Academy and the university. He also expressed his immense pleasure at His Excellency’s acceptance to deliver a lecture, hoping that the audience will benefit from his rich experience in academia, adminstration, and politics.

On his part, His Excellency expressed his sincere thanks and gratitude to the university administration for the warm welcome, praising the influential role played by the University of The Gambia in supporting the growth, development, and progress of the country, as the place that creates the generations who are entrusted with the task of promoting the economy, culture, education, among others. His Excellency gave a brief overview of the Academy’s history, vision, mission, objectives, and activities and noted the Republic of The Gambia’s continuous support for the Academy since its establishment to this day. His Excellency also welcomed the signing of a cooperation agreement between the Academy and the University, hoping that this will be the beginning of a new phase for cooperation and partnership relations between the two institutions. He stressed that the Academy will be happy to participate in and co-organize seminars, conferences, and workshops organized by either party.

His Excellency signed the cooperation agreement in the presence with the Vice Chancellor of the University, in the presence of the Director of International Relations, and the Head of the Department of Arabic Language and Islamic Studies who in their turn presented a commemorative gift to His Excellency and the accompanying delegation, while the delegation gifted them the Academy’s Book of Resolutions among other publications.

The meeting was attended by Ms. Sarah Amjad Bedewi, Director of the Department of Family, Women and Children, Dr. Alhaji Manta Drameh, Head of the International Cooperation Division, as well as Mr. Amjad Ibrahim Mustafa, Head of Protocols.

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