Focus on UG Newsletter Posts

Focus on UG informs about news emanating from the University of Guyana (UG) and is usually updated on the last Wednesday of every month. The articles are submitted by the University’s Public Relations Division, to which comments may be directed. (Tel: 222-5402, Fax: 222-2490) Email:

January 2017

50th Convocation scheduled for November 12

Guyanese Dr Vincent Adams, Deputy Field Manager in the US Department of Energy, is expected to deliver the keynote address at the 50th Convocation of The University of G

2016 Convocation Advisory

Please note that graduation packages for the 50th Convocation activity are available. With effect from Tuesday, October 25, 2016, please proceed as follows:

Conversion of the building that housed the LRC to the Vice-Chancellery

As the University of Guyana pursues its renaissance, significant strides are being made to improve the lives of students and staff at Turkeyen.

Vice-Chancellor Resolves 5% Tuition Adjustment Issues

Vice-Chancellor Professor Ivelaw Griffith met with his Cabinet, student leaders and the wider student body on Monday, October 3, on his return to Guyana earlier that day from business travel abroad

High level UG team back from successful Renaissance Weekend in New York

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guyana (UG) Professor Ivelaw Griffith led a high level team to New York from September 1-6, 2016.

University of Guyana Announces Major Administrative Changes

At a meeting held on Monday, August 22, 2016 at the Turkeyen Campus, the Finance and General Purpose Committee (F&GPC) of The University of Guyana, the second highest policy making body after the University Council, approved a proposal by Vice-Chancellor Professor Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith to comprehensively restructure the university’s leadership.

Senior Officers on official engagements overseas

Vice-Chancellor Professor Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics), Dr. Barbara Reynolds, have proceeded overseas for two weeks on official engagements. During the first week abroad, the university officials will be attending the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) 2016 Conference of University Leaders, at the Accra International Conference Centre in Ghana.

The conference is being held under the theme: Defining the responsible university: society, impact and growth’. This biennial conference aims to “provide a platform for senior university staff to debate key issues in higher education and explore shared solutions with a diverse range of international colleagues.” Delegates attending the three-day conference, from countries across the Commonwealth of nations, are expected to discuss the impact of universities on innovation, research and development, civil society, funding and access, employment, and the role and place of government and the corporate sector in building the skilled leaders of tomorrow.