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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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President meets US-based Guyanese scholar Kelly Hyles

President David Granger on Monday met with Ms. Kelly Hyles, the 17-year-old Guyanese girl, who was accepted into 21 colleges across the United States of America, including eight Ivy League universities. Ms. Hyles was accompanied to the Ministry of the Presidency by her mother, Ms. Anetta Earl, her aunt, Mrs. Shaundelle Inniss-Munroe, her uncle, Mr. Kenneth Earl and social activist, ...

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Guyana lays groundwork to demand slavery compensation from Europe

Several books on the impact of slavery on Africans in Guyana will be presented to Attorney General Basil Williams to help him craft a resolution for tabling in the National Assembly to support the Caribbean’s case for compensation by Europe. Chairman of the Guyana Reparations Committee, Eric Phillips told Demerara Waves Online News that five of the 25 books, which will ...

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Former Guyana-born US professor killed, items stolen

A Guyana-born  retired United States (US) professor was Thursday night killed at his home in Prashad Nagar and a large quantity of valuables were carted off, police sources said. Dead is 75-year old Pairadeau “Perry” Mars, a former professor in Ethnic Studies at the Detroit, Michigan-based Wayne State University. Investigators said his bound and gagged body was found in his study ...

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Rihanna’s scholarships for Guyanese students

Reproduced from Artist Direct In 2012, Rihanna launched The Clara Lionel Foundation, a nonprofit that “works to improve the quality of life for communities globally in the areas of health, education, arts and culture.” Yesterday, “Clara Lionel Foundation established a scholarship program to assist citizens or natives of Brazil, Barbados, Cuba, Haiti, Grenada, Guyana, or Jamaica who plan to continue ...

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Prof. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith is University of Guyana’s next Vice Chancellor

The Council of the University of Guyana on Tuesday announced that Professor Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith has accepted its offer to become Principal and Vice-Chancellor. “Professor Griffith was selected after an exhaustive national, regional and international search, short listing of three candidates and evaluation based on a series of lectures, the candidates’ credentials and an interview by the Search Committee appointed ...

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