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UG students in dark over spending of millions of dollars

University of Guyana (UG) students left a meeting Monday afternoon still unclear how GYD$118 million of the GYD$377 million in Facilities Fees have so far been spent on improving the conditions at the Turkeyen Campus, but heard of  future plans . UG Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith announced that a Town Hall meeting would be held with students in December, ...

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University of Guyana Vice Chancellor wants to postpone hike in tuition fees

by Abigail Semple University of Guyana (UG) Vice Chancellor (VC) , Professor Ivelaw Griffith on Tuesday afternoon said he is prepared recommend that the 5 percent increase in tuition fees be postponed, hours after a group of the institution’s students had protested the sudden hike. Speaking with the large gathering at the George Walcott Lecture Theatre (GWLT), Griffith said he has ...

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University students protest tuition fee hike; administration mum

by Abigail Semple Several University of Guyana (UG) students on Monday began what is scheduled to be a week of protests against the University’s recently announced 5% increase in fees. The students, who comprised of mainly first and second year Social Sciences scholars, said they are protesting the fact that the increase was made without their consent as well as ...

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Opposition MP Charles Ramson resigns from parliament to study Oil and Gas in UK; chides govt on missed opportunities

The People’s Progressive Party Civic’s (PPPC) Charles Ramson- considered one of the young prominent faces of his party- has resigned from Parliament with immediate effect to take up a British scholarship to pursue studies in oil and gas, he announced  Sunday. “While the decision was easy, it was still one of the toughest things I have had to do… Friday ...

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UG hikes tuition fees

Tuition fees at the University of Guyana (UG) will be increased from this academic year, students were told in an email on Friday. “The University administration informs the University Community that the Finance and General Purposes Committee of the University had approved an annual 5% increase in the tuition fees effective for 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 Academic Years,” the Deputy Registrar told ...

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Professor Doris Rogers dies

Professor Doris Rogers has passed away, the Ministry of Education announced on Thursday. She died on September 22, 2016 at the age of 86 years. The Ministry of Education’s statement follows: Professor Rogers had a love for art and she found a way to share that love with many others during her tenure as a teacher of science, and later as ...

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PM Nagamootoo to receive “Crown Jewel of World Tamils” , participate in several Tamil activities during India trip

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, whose ancestors are Tamils, will be awarded the title of “Crown Jewel of World Tamils” as well as participate in several other key events for Tamils during an official visit to India. Nagamootoo’s office said that he was selected by the Award selection committee to receive the award on October 4th, 2016. During his September 29 ...

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Regional tech-voc education authority frowns on importation of workers

by Abigail Semple Chairman of the Caribbean Association of National Training Authorities (CANTA), Dr. Wayne Wesley said on Wednesday that there should be no need for the importation of workers. Wesley spoke at the launching of Accreditation to Award Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQ). The CVQ is a CARICOM approved award that comes under Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET) ...

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Teachers told to stop beating students, focus on counselling

Education Minister Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine on Friday called on teachers to stop beating students  and instead establish a counselling mechanism within the education system. Delivering remarks at the Education Month rally held at D’urban Park, Dr. Roopnaraine said that corporal punishment must be ousted from schools by “taking the stick and the wild-cane out of the school.” He stated that discipline must ...

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Family disagreements major suicide risk factor; govt targets alcohol abuse in suicide fight

Researchers believe that family problems are the biggest trigger for suicide in Guyana, even as government prepares to outlaw attempted suicide and go after alcohol consumption. Final Year Graduate Student in the University of Guyana’s Masters in Public Health Programme, Liza Marie Merai said her thesis on “Suicide attempts by Guyanese admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC)” from ...

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