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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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MOU signed to better UG’s ICT platforms

Minister of Public Telecommunications Catherine Hughes and University of Guyana’s (UG), Principal and Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Ivelaw Griffith on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to boost the Information Communication Technology (ICT) platforms at the Turkeyen campus. One of the major goals of the Ministry of Public Telecommunications is to better equip UG, so as to provide broad band ...

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“I will do everything possible to help you to get jobs”- Granger tells youths

President David Granger on Saturday assured that he would try his best to find jobs for youths,  in an address to residents of Friendship Village in the Pomeroon River, Pomeroon-Supenaam (Region Two). He urged parents, teachers, community leaders and civil society bodies to assist the Government to identify youths, who are in need of jobs, particularly those who may not have completed ...

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UG calls in police to probe alleged theft, mismanagement at ICT Centre

University of Guyana Vice-Chancellor Professor Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith has asked the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Guyana Police Force to launch an investigation into the operations of the Centre for Information Technology (CIT), following the levelling of serious allegations of theft of  equipment from the Centre and misconduct of staff members. “The Manager of the Centre and several employees ...

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Blind, visually impaired children ‘experience’ forest animals for the first time As Iwokrama continues outreach activities

The Iwokrama International Centre says it is continuing to reach out to special needs groups in Guyana in an effort to ensure that all Guyanese are informed about its programmes of rainforest and biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. Last Friday, Dr Raquel Thomas (tropical forest ecologist and Director of Resource Management and Training at Iwokrama) together with Daisy Payne (a ...

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UG Council decides to hike tuition fees; negotiate salary increases

University of Guyana (UG) students will have to pay more to attend that tertiary institution from the next academic year, and salary negotiations will begin in the coming weeks, well-placed sources said late Thursday night. Usually reliable sources said new students will have to pay an 18 percent increase in year one while continuing students will pay a total of ...

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Under pressure for increased salaries and better quality education, UG woos foreign students

Even as the University of Guyana’s (UG) Council was meeting Thursday afternoon to discuss proposals to increase tuition fees and salaries, students lamented the quality of the teaching-learning environment. Vice Chancellor Professor Ivelaw Griffith said the hike is necessary and he assured that steps are being taken to boost enrolment from other countries like Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda and St. ...

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Hundreds demand removal of VAT on school fees

Hundreds of teachers, parents and students of several privately-owned educational institutions on Wednesday thronged outside the Ministry of Education’s headquarters, demanding that government scraps the 14 percent Value Added Tax on tuition fees. They also frowned on the government’s suggestion that students have the option of attending state-owned schools, saying the physical conditions and quality of teaching is very poor. ...

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