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: ug_pro@telsnetgy.net

March 2017

Focus On UG - June Edition

Medical Imaging Degree to commence in September

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Imaging will commence in September 2013, at the Turkeyen campus. The programme is an upgrade of the Associate Degree in Radiography that was previously offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences.

This four year programme will cover all the basic and necessary content of radiography and additional imaging methods such as ultrasonography, breast imaging, computed tomography, among others.

According to the Faculty, a requirement of the Health Facilities Licensing Act 2007 is that each facility offering diagnostic imaging services should have qualified personnel conducting such examinations. At present, there are 12 Radiographers in Guyana and at least 37 registered health facilities offering x-ray and other imaging services.

Entrance Examination - July 5, 2013

The University of Guyana is inviting eligible persons who are desirous of attending the University to register to write the Entrance Examination.

Who can write the examination?

  • Persons who are twenty-six (26) years and over and fall into the Mature Students category and have work experience in the required field of study.
  • Persons who are under twenty-six (26) years of age and have the required number of CSEC passes but at more than the specified number of sittings.
  • Persons with certificates and diplomas from the Burrowes School of Art, Critchlow Labour College, Registered nurses who do not have CSEC/GCE passes in Mathematics, English Language and Science.

Note: A pass at this examination will be valid for entry into the University of Guyana for a period of two (2) years.

Phillip Da Silva assumes duty as Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Mr. Phillip Da Silva

Mr Phillip Da Silva, Senior Lecturer (Resource Management & Environmental Studies and Marine Resource & Environmental Management), University of Guyana, is the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University. He assumed duty on Thursday, May 2, 2013.

 Mr Da Silva joined the staff in the Department of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, on October 1, 1988. In 1994, he was promoted to Lecturer II and in 2003; he was further promoted to the position of Senior Lecturer.

He has had a

University of Guyana - 50th Anniversary: 1963-2013

The University of Guyana marked the passing of the University of Guyana Ordinance, #6, 1963, April 19, 1963, establishing the University of Guyana, with an Interfaith Service in the George Walcott Lecture Theatre, Turkeyen campus.

About The Ordinance

In February 1963 the Minister of Education and social Development, Hon. Mr Cedric Nunes, presented provisional paper, No. 2 of 1963, "A Memorandum on Higher Education" in the British Guiana Legislative Council. The paper focused on the government's intention to set up the University of Guyana. The rationale of the People's Progressive Party Government under Dr. Cheddi Jagan was based on financial, educational and philosophical grounds. They argued that both the present and future needs of Guiana would be better served by an institution more

Focus on UG - April Edition

Puppets used to enhance the teaching/learning process

The one-week Puppetry Workshop on 'Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage of our Ancestors' , concluded on Friday, March 22 in the Creative Arts Department, School of Education and Humanities Turkeyen campus. Mr Michael Khan, Art lecturer, was the principal facilitator.

The workshop marked the commencement of the second phase of the Inter–American Development Bank Cultural Center; funded project, designed to develop a greater awareness of self-expression among primary school children, using puppetry and dramatic story telling derived from oral traditions in Guyana.

The 28 participants, drawn from Regions # 1, 2, 3, and 4, included teachers and representatives from Allied Arts; NCERD; E.R Burrowes School of Art; and the National School of Theatre, Arts and Drama. According to Mr Michael Khan, "They are expected to return to their respective Regions and train others in this unique art form that would make the teaching/learning process more exciting for children."

Focus On UG - February Edition

UG to commemorate Golden Jubilee

The University will be observing its 50th anniversary in 2013. A special anniversary commemoration committee has been set up, headed by Dr Paloma Mohamed, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Committee is tasked with planning and coordinating an 18 month calendar of events beginning in April 2013 and ending in October 2014.

The University’s Golden Jubilee is seen as an excellent opportunity to demonstrate and document the output and value of the university over the 50 years, among other things; galvanise widespread support for the institution through the setting up of/or refining various institutional mechanisms over the short and long term; establish an endowment fund with at least G$100 million and raise the profile of the University internationally.

UG Entrance Examination

The University of Guyana is inviting eligible persons who are desirous of attending the University to register to write the Entrance Examination.

Who can write the examination?

  •  Persons who are twenty-six (26) years and over and fall into the Mature Students category and have work experience in the required field of study.
  •  Persons who are under twenty-six (26) years of age and have the required number of CSEC passes but at more than the specified number of sittings.
  •  Persons with certificates and diplomas from the Burrowes School of Art, Critchlow Labour College, Registered nurses who do not have CSEC/GCE passes in Mathematics, English Language and Science.

NOTE: A pass at this examination will be valid for entry into the University of Guyana for a period of two (2) years.

 

Date of Examination

Sub-Committee of Council Report on the Recruitment and Selection Process to fill the Vacancy of Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guyana

The Council of the University of Guyana at its Annual Business Meeting in November 2011 reaffirmed its decision to advertise the vacancy of statutory offices whenever the contract of such an office holder expired. It is in keeping with this decision that the position of Vice-Chancellor was advertised. The Council also established the mechanisms for realising the process for recruitment and selection of the Vice-Chancellor.

In this regard, the Council established the various sub-committees which will be referred to herein. They also provided for the sub-committees to report to the Council on their various decisions as the basis for moving the process forward.

Applications

Eighteen applications were received for the vacant position of Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guyana in response to advertisements published as follows:

Focus On UG - October Edition

President Donald Ramotar to speak at the 46th Convocation

The 46th Convocation of the Turkeyen campus will be held on November 10, 2012 at University Square, Turkeyen campus. His Excellency, President Donald Ramotar, is expected to give the feature address at the ceremony.

About 1,300 students are expected to graduate with degrees and diplomas from the Faculties of Agriculture and Forestry, Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Technology, and the Schools of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Education and Humanities.

Meanwhile, the 2012 Convocation for the Berbice campus will be held on November 17, 2012.


Lecturers awarded scholarships

Two lecturers from the Turkeyen campus received awards under the Caribbean Pacific Island Mobility Scheme (CARPIMS) for 2012.

Mr Andrew Hicks, Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences is pursuing a PhD degree in Criminology at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago.

Focus On UG - September Edition

UG partners with One World Youth Project

The Project Manager Fellows and the Project Ambassadors at the Turkeyen campus.

University of Guyana, through its Office of Resource Mobilisation & Planning, partnered with One World Youth Project (OWYP) in December 2011, to establish and implement their service-learning programme at the Turkeyen Campus. Since then, the OWYP programme has seen the competitive recruitment of two Project Manager Fellows (PMFs), Ryan Hoppie, a third year International Relations student and Onika Stellingburg, a third year Environmental Studies student and eleven other students as Project Ambassadors (PAs).