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UG Chancellor floats ideas to improve quality of lecturers

Chancellor of the University of Guyana (UG), Professor Edward Greene said the publicly funded institution would be focussing heavily on training of its academic staff while at the same time possibly get top-notch foreign professors. Speaking with reporters after the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the international oil field services company, Halliburton and UG, he said the staff ...

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No place for lip-service against corruption, time for action -UG best graduating student

University of Guyana (UG) 2019 valedictorian, Shane Rampertab Saturday morning issued a stirring appeal for graduates to play a major role to fight corruption as the country prepares for the start of commercial oil production next month. Addressing the first of two graduation ceremonies at the Turkeyen Campus, he said his call for an end to corruption was in the ...

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Former diplomat is UG’s next Chancellor; Guyanese-rooted UK lawmaker is first UG Envoy Extraordinaire

The University of Guyana (UG) Council has appointed Dr. Edward Greene, a well-known former diplomat of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United Nations (UN), as its next Chancellor, the institution said Tuesday. The UG administration says Greene is expected to be inducted at a simple ceremony during this year’s convocation exercise at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Turkeyen ...

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US Fulbright Scholar pursues accreditation for UG’s engineering programme, research in oil pipeline corrosion

Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Norman Munroe will begin research in Guyana on preventing corrosion of pipelines in the oil and gas industry and facilitate accrediting engineering programmes at the University of Guyana, the United States (U.S.) embassy in Guyana said. That research is currently underway at Florida International University’s (FIU) laboratory. The U.S. embassy says Dr. Munroe, who is an FIU ...

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UG Vice Chancellor no longer seeking contract renewal

University of Guyana (UG) Vice Chancellor, Ivelaw Griffith will no longer be seeking a renewal of his contract, even as the workers’ unions intensified pressure on the administration for him not to return. Multiple sources confirmed that Professor Griffith informed them that he had opted to abandon plans to return to the publicly-funded tertiary institution because of family and other ...

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Coalition stole PPP idea of free university education – Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday accused the governing coalition of stealing his People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) idea to offer free university education if it wins the next general elections. A day after Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo told Essequibo Coast residents that he and President David Granger were examining the possibility of scrapping tuition fees for attending the University ...

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Free university education mooted as gov’t rolls out pro-youth election campaign

The incumbent David Granger-led administration appeared increasingly poised to target, again, youths in its bid to be reelected at general elections likely to be held later this year. The campaign by the governing A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) coalition to target youths, Guyana’s single largest voting block, took aim at the education sector where the majority of ...

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Bomb threat forces cancellation of UG exams until next week

Police late Friday afternoon gave the University of Guyana (UG) the green light for staff and students to return to the Turkeyen Campus, after several hours of searching for bombs that someone said earlier in the day had been planted, a spokeswoman for the tertiary institution said. Public Relations Officer, Paulette Paul said all examinations have been cancelled until next ...

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UG Vice Chancellor sent on leave; to be paid GYD$1.1m for 12 days on the job

The University of Guyana’s (UG) governing body, the UG Council has ordered Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith to proceed on his end-of-contract leave, against his wishes as he had preferred to remain on the job, sources disclosed. Griffith should have gone on leave from May 13, but had requested to continue his duties because of “extenuating circumstances”. While that request ...

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Vice Chancellor denies running University of Guyana broke as workers demand forensic audit

University of Guyana (UG) workers on Wednesday intensified their demand for an in-depth examination of how the institution is spending its monies at a time when there is a cutback in certain expenses, but Vice Chancellor Ivelaw Griffith denied responsibility for running the institution broke. “Of course, not! But it’s hazy and wanton to make public accusations of all kinds ...

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