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Granger gives President’s College $1M for development of science and technology

President David Granger Thursday evening presented GYD$1 million dollars to President’s College at its 26th Graduation exercise, to boost the school’s science and technology facilities, even as he noted that education, which has been founded in the sciences, can lead to the development of the country. The Ministry of the Presidency said Granger told the graduands, parents, teachers and officials that ...

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Digicel improves conditions at Kingston Practical Institute; appeal sounded for new equipment

Almost 600 students can now pursue studies in various skilled trades in much more conducive conditions now that the Kingston Practical Institute has been rehabilitated with assistance from Digicel (Guyana) Limited but they need better equipment. However, authorities hope that the equipment being used by students and teachers could be replaced or upgraded. Chief Education Officer, Marcel Hutson hoped that ...

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First Lady commends ACDA and COLAACO’s success in education

First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger Sunday evening, commended the African Cultural and Development Association’s (ACDA) Centre of Learning And Afro-Centric Orientation (COLAACO) on its holistic education programme, at its annual Sikukuu ya-Mwaka (Festivity of the Year) event hosted at the Akwaaba Centre, Thomas Lands, Georgetown. “This place of learning is also a place of pride: pride in one’s roots, pride in ...

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University of Guyana budgets for higher salaries, new buildings next year

The University of Guyana (UG) is asking government for  a GYD$5.2  billion subvention  in next year’s National Budget, a large chunk of which Vice Chancellor , Professor Ivelaw Griffith said Thursday would be used to pay higher salaries to local and foreign academic staff. “A significant priority for our educational service delivery is increasing the salaries of lecturers on staff. We ...

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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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