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More Gambian students studying in Nordic universities

An increasing number of Gambian students are now studying in Nordic countries, mostly for their postgraduate education.

One of the most prominent among them is Ndey Isatou Jobe. She graduated Suma Cum Laude from The University of The Gambia (UTG) in 2013, earning a bachelor’s degree in Economics & Mathematics.

Ndey Isatou is now studying Statics at Uppsala University, one of the top universities in Sweden. She is likely to return home after completing her studies.

Modou Leigh, also a former UTG student, is on his first year studying a master’s degree in International Business Management at Oulu University in Finland. According to him, he is the only Gambian in his university, which has more than 1,000 international students.

Speaking on the reasons why he selected Finland, Modou said: “I chose Finland because of the standard of education they offer, the diversity of the international environment and most importantly the free tuition.”

The former banker with Skye Bank said universities in the Nordic Region are becoming increasingly popular in The Gambia.

Another prominent Gambian studying in the Nordic Region is Sait Matty Jaw.  He is a former UTG History lecturer, now studying Public Administration at the University of Bergen, Norway. 


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