Dakar, Nov 26 (APS) – The University of Cheikh-Anta-Diop (UCAD) of Dakar launched on Monday the Delsi Nanu initiative to encourage 100,000 graduates of its faculties, schools and institutes Training to contribute to the financing of its activities , observed the APS.
"This initiative for the former staff of the UCAD will bring back to the Cheikh-Anta-Diop University the 100,000 students of the 1950s," said its resident Ibrahima Thioub, at the launch of the initiative
Mr. Thioub announces the holding of a five-day meeting scheduled for next Saturday (December 1, 5) in Dakar to "raise funds" and "give the UCAD Foundation the means of ambition". , including the implementation of projects at the University of Cheikh-Anta-Diop & # 39;
A gala dinner will be offered at the King Fahd Palace on December 3, a date that will allow graduates of UCAD to talk about university missions (…) that face the present and future challenges of the continent. , according to the recipient.
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Some alumni have already supported this fund, according to the recipient, announcing financial contributions from the President of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, and from Senegal, Macky Sall, alumni of UCAD, who offered 65 million and 100 million CFA francs respectively.
The UCAD expects to raise one billion CFA francs from its graduates, according to Thioub.
The activities organized by the UCAD Foundation from December 1 to 5 will coincide with the celebration of the centenary of the Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and In-Stomatology of Dakar, the first establishment of the future University of Dakar, which will become the University. Cheikh-Anta-Diop on March 30, 1987.
There will be a symposium that will be used to "recycle the history" of this university, the creation of the AOF School of Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and in-stomatology.
It will be an opportunity to "evaluate" the UCAD and to "develop perspectives for medical training in Africa".
The symposium will feature the vice president of Côte d'Ivoire, Félix Houphouët-Boigny, who graduated from the AOF School of Medicine, according to Ibrahima Thioub.
"This event will show the participation of many alumni in Senegal and the subregion, with the presence of the President of the Republic, Macky Sall, and their counterparts from Mali and Beninés, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta and Patrice Talon", says Mr. Thioub.