New Gambia College Basse Annex Open for Classes in January
Basse, Upper River Region, 25th November 2019 - The Basse annex of The Gambia College
that President Barrow commissioned last year is near completion and will begin operations in
Local authorities led by the Principal of The Gambia College told the president that the first
batch of students that will be housed at the State of the Art facilities have already been enrolled.
The college will provide students, especially those in the Upper River Region and its environs,
access to college education without having to migrate to the urban areas. The decentralization of
development and social services will minimize rural-urban drift, thereby easing pressure on
social services in the Greater Banjul Areas
Meanwhile, President Barrow also made a brief stop at Basse Health Center to preside over the
donation of medical items, equipment, and other consumables worth D700k from the People's
Republic of China.
The visit to Basse hospital also gave the President an opportunity to see first hand the impact of
the free medical services being rendered by the Chinese Medical Team. Led by the Chinese
Ambassador to The Gambia, His Excellency Ma Jianchun, the team briefed the president that
they conduct periodic medical excursions to other catchment areas beyond Basse.