Welcome to the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology

The Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Technology.

The role and importance of tertiary and higher education in the process of national development have been acknowledged and emphasized globally. Therefore, in order to achieve sustainable socio-economic development in The Gambia, it is important to reaffirm the relationship between tertiary and higher education and the workforce and how these steers the development drives stipulated in the country’s National Development Plan (NDP), and other national policy and strategy initiatives.

Globalisation has brought to the forefront such key issues as new knowledge and skills, modes of technologies, qualifications and knowledge application as imperatives that drive education and research, science and innovation.


To play a central role in the transformation of The Gambia into a skills-based economy and knowledge society.


To play a central role in the transformation of The Gambia into a skills-based economy and knowledge society.

What We Do

  1. Access and Equity
    • Provision of quality tertiary and higher education, research, science, technology and innovation for socio-economic development. 
  2. Quality and Relevance
    • Providing access and equal opportunities for all capable Gambians to participate to their full potential in knowledge and skills acquisition and application.
  3. Strength and Capacity Building
    • Transforming the University of The Gambia (UTG) and other public institutions into reputable world-class institutions and centres of excellence.
  4. Research, Science, Technology and Innovation
    • Repositioning Science, Technology and Innovation and Research and Development (STI and R&D) as the main drivers for wealth creation, economic development and social progress.

Our Objectives

  1. Provide access to relevant and high-quality education;
  2. Provide high quality higher education services;
  3. Make science & technology the engine of growth;
  4. Ensure gender equity in education;
  5. Promote the principle of lifelong learning;
  6. Promote innovation in science and technology;
  7. Promote research in science and technology; and
  8. Ensure sustainable environmental growth.

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