Banjul Office (The Gambia National Office):
11 Marina Parade, P M B 158, Banjul , The Gambia , West Africa
Tel: Switchboard – (220) 4228340, 4228814, 4223848, 4228643,
4228644 Fax: (220) 4229238, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mansakonko, Lower River Division,
The Gambia Tel/Fax: 5531476
THE BANJUL OFFICE
Before June 1972 the affairs of the Council in The Gambia which were relatively small were taken care of by the Ministry of Education. In 1972 Miss Corothy Armah was appointed as the first Head of National Office in The Gambia to start the pioneering work in the establishment of the Banjul Office of Council. Mr Charles S Y Jow took over from Mrs D Armah as Head of National Office and in 1975 an application was made to The Gambia Government for its own buildings custom-made to suit its unique requirements. No. 11 Marina Parade (a former residential quarters for expertriate staff was made available to Council and the building was adapted to suit Council's requirements.
Unfortunately, in April 1997 the building was gutted by fire, and was re- furbished by 1997. In addition, the Government of The Gambia assisted Council in the construction of two other new buildings that were also commissioned in 1999.
HEAD OF NATIONAL OFFICE
1. Miss Dorothy Armah (HNO) – June 1972 - November 1973
2. Mr Charles S Y Jow (SDR/HNO) – November 1973 – December 1994
3. Mr Matthew P Ndure (SDR/HNO) – December 1994 – September 2000
4. Mr Simon S Bakurin (Ag. HNO) – 1 st October 2000 – 13 th October 2000
5. Mr Ebrima M S Njie (Ag. HNO Designate) 14 th Oct. 2000 –1 st Feb. 2001
6. Mrs Comfort Asomaning (Ag. HNO) – 2 nd Feb. 2001 – 30 th June 2003
7. Mr Ebrima M S Njie (Ag. HNO) – 1 st July 2003 – to February 2009
8. Mr F U Okoroafor B. A – February 2009 – to 2010
9. Pateh D.M.K. Bah (HNO) – 2010 – to Date
In February 1995, the Commission Lower River Division, allocated to Council a vacant Senior Staff quarter for use as a depot, and possible upgrading into a sub-office. The building was rehabilitated and eventually commissioned on Tuesday 20th June 2000 by the then new Chairman of Council, Dr Frederick Gbegbe with the Registrar Dr (Mrs) Sylvia A M Boye and the Head of National Office, Mr M P Ndure in attendance.
An Officer has been posted to the Sub-office since 2002. The Office is currently being used as a depot for examinations conducted in the division. Private Candidates (WASSCE November/December) who live up-country can now enter for and sit examination at Mansakonko and not come down all the way to Banjul .
BANJUL OFFICE MANAGEMENT TEAM
| Mr Pateh D.M.K. Bah
||B. Comm. (Business Admin), Dip. Marketing Mgt.;Dip.
PM & IR; Dip. Consumer Protection Laws
|Head of National Office
| Mr J M Grant
|| MSc (Social Science) Accounting / Management Science
Member of Association of Accounting Technicians
| Head, Finance
| Mr A A Joof
|| BSc (Hon) Biology HTC MA .Ed (Evaluation) Cert. in
Localization of Examinations
| Head Test Development Department
|Mrs Sosseh Jagne-Gillen
| BSc (Hon) Computer Science
MSc Computer Science
| Ag. Head, Computer Services Department
| Mr A R Sise
| BA .Ed (Hon) Biology HTC
|| Head, Test Administration Department