CROP’s researcher and Administrator Ezéchiel A. Djallo presented preliminary findings of the Gambian Graduates Tracer Study. This study will help the government, on one hand, improve the quality of the training in Higher Education and TVET institutions, and on the other hand, address the issue of skill gap and rampant unemployment. The study showed that the unemployment rate is much higher for graduates of selected programs at GTTI, MDI, GTMI and GHS whereas it is nearly zero for the many programs at University of Gambia (UTG) and the Gambia College (GC).
In his opening statement, Ezechiel stated that “It is our responsibility as African researchers to guide our policy makers and at CROP, we take great pride in doing so with great integrity”. This research was conducted during the last quarter of 2012 and it covered 11 programs from six higher education institutions in The Gambia. Picture: From the left to the right, Ezéchiel A. Djallo (CROP’s Researcher and Administrator); Dr. Pap Sey (Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology); Dr. Mamadou Tangara (Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology); Dr. Nathalie Lahire (World Bank Task Team Leader)