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Lethem students to benefit from new, cheaper bus service

As part of its drive to improve on school attendance in Lethem, the Lethem Town Council plans to introduce a school bus service. Mayor of Lethem, Carlton Beckles, said that the Municipality will be purchasing two new 32-seater buses to start the new school year. “The president has charged us to get the children in the school,” the Mayor said, ...

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More than G$14.5m raised during Education Resource Ambassadors Conference; academics call for govt to provide emergency funding

Contributions of cash, scholarships and pledges totaling over US$70,000 dollars or 14.5 million Guyana dollars were among the major outcomes of the first University of Guyana (UG) Education Resource Ambassadors Conference, and participants say it is now time for government to provide emergency funding. “Be it resolved that the University of Guyana Educational Resource Ambassadors hereby call on the Government of ...

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Govt signs contract for ICT needs assessment project in rural, hinterland areas

An Information Communication Technology (ICT) needs assessment project will get underway in hinterland and rural communities in Guyana, following a US$524,00o contract which was signed by the Government of Guyana, Germany-based Detecon Consultancy and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Present at the signing o Friday, was Resident UNDP Coordinator, Khadija Musa who co-signed the agreement alongside Minister of Public Telecommunications, ...

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UG Vice Chancellor will leave job if there’s political intereference

Vice Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Ivelaw Griffith on Friday vowed to pack  up and leave if there is political interference in the publicly funded tertiary institution. “I am not prepared to  be the Vice Chancellor of a university where politics is intruding into the university and undermining the good work of the students and the faculty,” he ...

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UG mulls new, increased fees

The cash-strapped University of Guyana (UG) is set to increase existing fees and possibly introduce new charges and ask government to amend tax laws to allow for individuals to make donations, according to the institution’s newly-appointed Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith. “We will have to have a conversation about how much but we will have to have a graduation fee,” ...

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UG’s School of Medicine eyes reaccreditation

The University of Guyana’s (UG) School of Medicine hopes to regain accreditation from the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM – HP) when a team inspects the institution later this year,  UG Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith said Friday. Speaking at his first news conference, the newly-appointed principal of the publicly-funded tertiary institution has ...

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Education Ministry shuts Brickdam Secondary school doors

The doors of Brickdam Secondary School have been shut indefinitely by the Ministry of Education, following a protest on Friday by teachers over the deplorable conditions at the institution. This was confirmed by a high ranking official of the ministry who spoke on condition of anonymity. According to reports, the decision was made following a meeting on Tuesday, June 14, ...

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UG to establish School of Energy and Mines

Coverage courtesy Fly Jamaica The University of Guyana (UG) plans to establish a School of Energy and Mines, a move that has been welcomed by investors in those extractive industries. UG Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith said a feasibility study would be conducted to determine how best that tertiary institution could match the demands of mining and expected oil production. ...

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University of Guyana mulling Business and Entrepreneurship school

Coverage courtesy Fly Jamaica The University of Guyana (UG) is laying the groundwork for the institution to play a leading role in the development of business education in partnership with the private sector. Newly-appointed Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith announced that a feasibility study would be conducted on the establishment of a Business and Entrepreneurship School. Addressing the ‘Guyana Means ...

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Guyana TVET programmes now internationally recognised

Guyana has been given the green light to award the Caribbean Vocational Qualifications or CVQs, as they are commonly called, in Technical Vocation Education Training (TVET). Deputy Chief Education Officer (Technical,) Ministry of Education, Patrick Chinedu Onwuzirike, in a recent interview, told the Government Information Agency (GINA) that the country received the go-ahead from the Caribbean Association of National Training ...

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