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Trinidad allows Guyanese child to sit Secondary Entrance Examination

REPRODUCED FROM TRINIDAD NEWSDAY THE 11 year-old Guyanese-born student who was being denied permission to sit the May 3 Secondary Entrance Examination (SEA) will be allowed to take it after all. He was originally told he would not be able to take the exam because he was a non-national. The acting permanent secretary of the Ministry of Education yesterday wrote ...

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Guyanese child prevented from sitting Trinidad’s Secondary Entrance Assessment.. Attorneys seek Education Minister’s intervention

Reproduced from Trinidad Newsday PARENTS of an 11-year-old student say their child is being prevented from writing the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) exam, next month, and are threatening to approach the High Court for an injunction to force the Education Ministry to permit him to sit the test. Attorneys for the child’s parents have written to Education Minister Anthony Garcia ...

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Law schools needed in Guyana, two other countries but Council of Legal Education must become regulator, says Caricom legal education survey

At least three new law schools, including one in Guyana, should be established, but the Caribbean’s Council for Legal Education (CLE) should regulate instead of manage all such institutions across the region, according to a survey report on Legal Education in the Caribbean. Funded by Canada and executed by the University of the West Indies and the Improved Access to ...

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Guyanese author dies

Well-known Guyanese author, Churaumanie Bissundyal died on Tuesday in New York, relatives said. He was 68 years old. Sources said Bissundyal died at  about 3:30 PM at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York where he had gone for heart surgery. While in Guyana, he worked at the Mirror newspaper, a publication closely aligned to the main opposition People’s Progressive ...

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UG in major initiative to reform teaching-learning of computer science in schools

The University of Guyana’s Department of Computer Science is laying the groundwork to shift away from teaching Information Technology to the teaching of computing from the primary school level with the aim of fostering innovation and creativity,  a co-promoter of a week of activities said. “Beyond Word and Excel, let’s make something, let’s learn some coding, let’s build something,” UG ...

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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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