UK High Commissioner Re-Opens Bakau Business Training Centre
Friday, July 06, 2012
Last year, the UK High Commission contributed over 150,000 Dalasi towards the renovation of the BTC to make the premises a safer learning environment for the many hundreds of students who benefit from the teaching available.
The funds provided by the British High Commission paid for new ceiling fans to help keep the IT room cool, as well as new wiring and roofing to prevent rainwater flooding the centre.
Speaking at the event, UK High Commissioner to The Gambia, David Morley, said: ‘I wish to thank the BTC Principal, Mr Adebayo, and everyone who helped towards the successful renovation and refurbishment of the centre. Success for the Business Training Centre is success for the British High Commission.
“A number of the British High Commission staff have been trained here over the years and all of them have spoken warmly of the level of teaching and support they have received. I see today’s ceremony as a renewal of our partnership in working together to try and further higher education in The Gambia. I look forward to keeping in touch with the Business Training Centre and seeing the centre go from strength to strength.”
Mr Morley officially re-opened the BTC by cutting a ceremonial ribbon across the entrance with Mr Bai Matarr Drammeh, Chairman of the Business Training Centre.
Also in attendance at the ceremony was MrsAdelle Sock, Vice-Chairperson of the Business Training Centre and hundreds of current BTC students.
The BTC has since its formation trained over 17,000 Gambian students in areas such as finance, business, IT and banking.