Gambia-Morocco: Signing in Banjul of a memorandum of understanding on higher education


A memorandum of understanding on strengthening cooperation between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Gambia in the field of higher education was signed on Monday in Banjul, with the aim of promoting, in particular, the mobility of students, researchers and doctoral students.

Initialed by the Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation, Abdellatif Miraoui, and his Gambian counterpart Pierre Gomez, Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Technological Innovation, this MoU aims to strengthen and support cooperation between the two countries, particularly through the exchange of good practices and the sharing of experience of the Plan to Accelerate the Transformation of the Higher Education Ecosystem (PACTE ESRI-2030).

This agreement also aims to strengthen skills by promoting the mobility of students, researchers and doctoral students, by strengthening the training of human capital as a lever for sustainable development in Africa, as well as by improving the quality of cross-disciplinary teaching, particularly in the areas of digital skills and mastery of information technologies.

On this occasion, Mr. Miraoui, who is on a working visit to Gambia at the head of a large delegation, stressed that His Majesty King Mohammed VI places the issue of human capital at the heart of Morocco’s strategic priorities and elevates it to the rank of fundamental lever of cooperation with brotherly and friendly countries.

The signing ceremony of this memorandum of understanding took place in the presence of the chargé d’affaires of the Moroccan embassy in Gambia, Ahmed Belhaj, as well as members of the delegation accompanying the minister.

As part of this visit, presidents of Moroccan and Gambian universities held a meeting to discuss ways to strengthen bilateral academic cooperation as well as initiatives to promote exchanges of students and professors-researchers.

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