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Few UG student loan borrowers repaying under Jubilee offer; govt turns to different payment methods

A less than satisfactory number of University of Guyana (UG) students and former students have taken advantage of the Independence Jubilee reduced tuition fee repayments, resulting in the Guyana government being still saddled with a huge number of outstanding student loans, Finance Minister Winston Jordan said Monday. Addressing the launch of the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph’s (GT&T) Mobile Money Guyana ...

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International technical visit to Brazil to learn about school feeding, family farming

Representatives from Guyana and twelve other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean will be in Vitória, Brazil from May 16 to 18, to learn about the Brazilian experience of School Feeding Programmes and purchasing from Family Farming, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said in a statement. The visit is an international exchange mission promoted by the Internal Cooperation ...

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UG votes against rental of five-story building for downtown campus

The University of Guyana’s Council– that tertiary institution’s highest decision-making body– on Thursday finally said ‘no’ against the rental of a building for US$28,000 monthly to house a proposed “downtown campus.” “It was not approved principally because it was not the best use of our resources,” a source told Demerara Waves Online News. Asked if it was a unanimous decision, ...

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PPP pushes for parliamentary debate on VAT on education

Former Education Minister Priya Manickchand, has again offered a formal challenge to the application of the Value Added Tax (VAT) on educational material and supplies –as applied by the coalition A Partnership for National Unity, Alliance for Change (APNU-AFC) Government. The Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) Member of Parliament, on Tuesday (April 25, 2017), filed a motion with the National ...

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St. Maarten students visit Guyana’s First Lady

First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger on Monday facilitated 13 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) students of St. Maarten Academy, their three teachers, driver and security officer with a guided tour of State House, the Ministry of the Presidency said. Guyanese born Teacher, Ms. Anita Marshall, who led the group, said that she requested the tour because she knew it would be ...

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Health Ministry takes over third flat of building that UG Council is yet to approve rental for

The Ministry of Public Health has already taken charge of the third floor of the five-story building at Camp and Lamaha Streets, although the University of Guyana (UG) Council is yet to approve the US$28,000 per month rental of the edifice. The move has sparked off grave uncertainty about the possession and rental of the building that UG  Vice Chancellor, ...

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University of Guyana’s Vice Chancellor seeks to justify “downtown campus”

The University of Guyana’s Council, its highest decision-making body, has refused to approve the rental of a five-story building at the corner of Lamaha and Camp Streets, Georgetown for US$28,000 per month. However, Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw  Griffith is not giving up, saying the cash-strapped institution needs the space at the proposed “downtown campus” to offer courses that will bring in ...

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