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Quarrel in private sector over UG Council member’s appointment

A quarrel has erupted  between two of Guyana’s leading private sector organisations over the appointment of a private sector representative on the University of Guyana’s Council, that tertiary institution’s highest decision-making body. At the centre of the controversy is Allison Butters-Grant, the head of Global Seafoods. The Private Sector Commission (PSC) has objected to her appointment while the Georgetown Chamber ...

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No political party nominees for University of Guyana’s Council likely- top officials

The University of Guyana (UG) appears one step closer to virtually removing political influence in running its affairs, something that top officials on Thursday said  has not helped in running the institution efficiently and effectively. Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Nigel Harris said several of the recommendations by Trinidadian Professor Lawrence Carrington and his committee are expected to ...

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Guyanese literary giant, Sir Wilson Harris, dies

Celebrated Guyanese literary giant, Sir Wilson Harris died earlier Thursday in the United Kingdom (UK) where he resided for decades. Sir Wilson,96, was the father of University of Guyana Chancellor, Professor Nigel Harris. Following is the full text of a statement by Professor Harris who is a former Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI). We regret ...

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GTT’s $18M Innov8 Fund to aid STEM Guyana, University of Guyana

An GY$18 million innovative fund established by the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) will be pumped into the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programme locally and the University of Guyana (UG). The announcement was made earlier Monday by the telephone giant during a press conference to promote its upcoming Innov8 Expo and Business forum to be held later this ...

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Cameroonian and Guyanese win prestigious prize for women scientists

Reproduced from Face2FaceAfrica Germaine Djuidje Kenmoe from Cameroon and Dawn Iona Fox from Guyana have won the prestigious OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World. The high-profile award aims to recognize the scientific and career achievements of women from developing countries in five regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, the Arab region, Sub-Saharan Africa, Central and South Asia, and ...

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Teaching Service Commission’s appointment paves way for teachers’ promotions, appointments

The way is now clear for the appointment of senior teachers for 2016 and 2017 as well as the appointment of junior teachers, with the appointment of the Teaching Service Commission, a senior official of the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) said. Field Secretary of the GTU, Lance Baptiste’s comments came shortly after the swearing in of TSC members before President ...

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High school dropout destined for great things through determination

A 19-year-old high school dropout, Kendrick Andrew who got a new lease on life by securing a job as a tour guide for the Atta Lodge located in the Iwokrama Rainforest, is determined to develop himself academically regardless of his challenges. Andrew explained that familial issues led to him dropping out of school, however, that will not hinder him from ...

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Education Management Course aims to improve accountability, competence

Thirty-six persons from the education sector in Region Six on February 9 received certificates after successfully completing a course in Education Management. The two year Education Management certificate course is organised by the Ministry of Education through the National Centre for Education Resource Development  (NCERD) and aims to help school administrators enhance their accountability and competence in all areas of ...

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UG Council to be named next week

The new highest decision-making body of the University of Guyana (UG) could be approved by Cabinet next week, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said. He told a post-Cabinet news briefing that the matter was discussed on Tuesday and Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry has since been tasked to address two areas. Harmon said the ministers responsible for women and Indigenous ...

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UG Students Society to challenge legality of increased administrative fees

The University of Guyana Students’ Society (UGSS) Tuesday afternoon announced that it would be taking the university’s administration to court to challenge the legality of  increasing administrative fees. The announcement was made by UGSS President, Norwell Hinds during a meeting with students over what their organisation said is the unilateral increase of the fees for 2018. He dismissed the UG ...

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