News about Mansa Konko – On our way towards new training courses
On February 14, 2019 GTTI and the German GIZ performed a workshop for the preparation of two new
courses for the GTTI annex in Mansa Konko. It was an opportunity to exchange knowledge and
experiences with people from GTTI, Gambia College, GIZ, NAQAA and YEP. The new courses will be
starting in August 2019 and are about:
1. Production and Repair of Agricultural Equipment
2. Solar Systems on Household Level
The workshop was focused on training techniques, the teacher’s perspective, market orientation and,
very important, the role of the students.
Both courses will have a duration of one year for about 20 students per course in the first intake. The
courses will have a very practical focus and include internships as well as entrepreneurship trainings. To
ensure similar starting conditions we are planning to offer a preparatory course in advance
News about Mansa Konko – Training your Future TeachersGetting ready for studying at GTTI? Not before your teachers get trained!
From October to December 2018 a practical teacher training was implemented at GTTI Mansa Konko. The eight-week training was focused on deepening the teacher’s technical knowledge through first rehabilitation measures of the GTTI facilities in Mansa Konko. Even if the participants originally have learnt different disciplines, among others mechanics and plumbing, they worked well together whilst they were guided by a German Expert. The training was a great success and the groundwork for the
DIRECTOR GENERAL OF GTTI ISAPPOINTED THE NEW SECRETARY GENERAL OF CAPA
The Board of Governors, Management and Staff of the Gambia Technical Training Institute (GTTI) is pleased to announce the appointment of their Director General, Mrs. Jahou S. Faal as the new Secretary General of The Commonwealth Association of Technical Universities and Polytechnics in Africa (CAPA). The appointment of Mrs. Faal came after the recently concluded meeting of CAPA member states held in Nairobi, Kenya which she attended.
CAPA is a Pan-African organization established in March 1977 following a resolution of the 7th Commonwealth Conference of Education Ministers that was held in Accra, Ghana. The Association’s mandate is to provide a dynamic forum for the promotion of ideas and capacity building in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
The appointment of Mrs. Faal to this executive position is no doubt a clear indication of her proactive nature, fortitude, initiative, commitment and proven leadership abilities and desire to promote technical and vocational education in Africa and the world over.Her appointment was endorsed by the Government of the Republic of The Gambia through the Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (MoHERST) in consultation with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs (MoFEA). Mrs. Faal in her new appointment as Secretary General to CAPA is expected to contribute immensely in bringing great transformation to CAPA. She is expected to officially resume duties in early January 2019.
While we congratulate Mrs. Faal on her new appointment, we wish her good luck, success, peace and continued good health.
THE VISIT OF
MR NEVEN MIMICA EU COMMMISSIONER
FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF EUROPEAN COMMISSION WITH THE MINISTER FOR TRADE INDUSTRY & EMPLOYEMENT
GAMBIA TECHNICAL TRAINING INSTITUTE
9TH FEBRUARY 2017