Faith C. Ememodo is like the famous Pied Piper of Hamelin – she’s the only non-Gambian and foreign student at the School of Journalism of the University of The Gambia.
Born in Nigeria, the 20-year-old moved to The Gambia three years ago with her father who works as a missionary.
“I am in my second year at the university studying journalism. I am the only non-Gambian in my school,” she said with a smile.
According to Faith, the reason why she decided to further her education in The Gambia is because of the UTG’s commitment to providing quality education.
“Unlike universities in Nigeria, the UTG provides students the opportunity to interact with their lecturers on a close and personal level, nurturing us to excel.”
Although she can’t speak any of the local languages, the young Nigerian said she always feels welcome in The Gambia.
“I get along with all my colleagues at the university. They treat me like their own sister.”
Faith lives in Bijilo with her parents.