UVAS to assist Gambia in education, training and development of livestock sector
LAHORE (16-09-17): The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore will assist the government and University of Gambia in education, research, training and development of livestock sector.
A Gambian delegation led by Vice Minister/Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology Yaya Sireh Jallow visited the UVAS on Saturday and sought its assistance in education and training of students and professionals and overall development of Gambian livestock and agriculture sectors.
The delegation comprising Vice Minister Yaya Sireh Jallow, Vice-Chancellor University of the Gambia Prof Dr Faqir Muhammad Anjum, Deputy Vice-Chancellor University of the Gambia Prof Dr Ousman Nyan and SSTO MOHERST Samba Sow held a meeting with Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha and senior professors including Deans Prof Dr Masood Rabbani and Prof Dr Habh-ur-Rehman, Prof Dr Sarwar Khan, Dr Hassan Saleem, Dr Imtiaz Rabbani, Dr Liaqat Ahmed and others. They discussed the areas in which they need UVAS assistance.
As a first step the UVAS has given scholarship to two Gambian students for their PhD studies at the UVAS. The Gambian delegation also sought scholarships for undergraduate students and short training programmes for Gambian professionals, besides other joint research and devlopmetnal programmes for the development of the Gambian livestock sector. The UVAS Vice-Chancellor accepted their request and said that the doors of the UVAS are open to the Gambian brothers and sisters for their education, training and other development efforts.
Earlier, Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha briefed the Gambian delegation on the UVAS academic, research, extension and training programmes and services and clinical and lab facilities.
The Gambian Vice-Minister and Vice-Chancellor University of Gambia appreciated the state-of-the-art facilities and quality education and services of the UVAS. They thanked the Vice-Chancellor for the UVAS assistance and sought collaboration and assistance in more areas.