Later this month the University of Guyana(UG) will undertake a Science, Technology, Engineering Arts and Math (STEAM) project to redress shortcomings in these areas.

Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Ivelaw Griffith, told the Department of Public Information (DPI) in a recent one and one interview, that this new initiative seeks to address the institution’s “human capital deficit”.

“So it’s a journey we’ve begun for some degree programmes to look at what we m...

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DPI, GUYANA, Saturday, July The University of Guyana(UG) last June, undertook an initiative to modernise the functioning of the more than 50-year-old institution.

Under the leadership of Vice Chancellor(VC)Professor Ivelaw Griffith, Project Renaissance intends to “rebuild, (and)rebrand the university” and bring it “into a zone of modernity”.

In a recent interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI) Professor Griffith explained that Project Renaissance utilis...

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The Juvenile Justice Bill will be presented to Parliament by month end, Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan said on Wednesday, while speaking on issues related to ‘Youth, Crime and Violence’ at the University of Guyana’s eighth Turkeyen and Tain talks.

Ramjattan was on a panel that included Pastor Eworth Williams, activist Derwayne Wills, and Child Protection specialist Patricia Gittens. Assistant Commissioner of Police Clifton Hicken, though slated to speak, was not pr...

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The University of Guyana (UG) is modernising its campuses in preparation for the September semester. In an interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI,) Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith, said works have already started to outfit lecture theaters with air conditioning. He explained, “We’ve got to try to create the physical environment that is more hospitable to working and to studying and to doing research.”

UG has also boosted its ICT connectivity on a...

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University of Guyana (UG) students can now pay their dormitory, application, general and graduation fees using the Guyana Telephone Telegraph (GTT) Mobile Money application. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed today, between UG and GTT is a new initiative to improve services, Vice Chancellor(VC) and Principal of the University, Ivelaw Griffith said. Professor Griffith added that there are a number of benefits to this new initiative. He explained that the service is a conve...

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THE University of Guyana (UG) and the Dalian University of Foreign Languages (DUFL) in China have reached an agreement for UG to offer a minor in Mandarin Chinese studies and for development of a Bachelor’s Degree programme. This agreement was reached recently when a team from the University of Guyana comprising Vice-Chancellor Professor Ivelaw Griffith; Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Planning and International Engagement, Dr Barbara Reynolds; Director of the Confucius Institute, UG, Al Creigh...

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When Triston Thompson and his cousin decided to launch information technology company IntellectStorm in 2014, they knew they would have an uphill battle.

“IT is not something that is adopted that much in Guyana,” the 20-year-old explained. “Businesses are still stuck in their old way of doing things.”

Thompson wanted to help bring his country into ...

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CITING procrastination regarding various reports, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan has called for more action on recommendations relevant to youth, violence and crime. At the same time, a call has been made for the authorities to place emphasis on youth involvement in the decision-making process of the country’s policies regarding the nation’s youth.

Speaking to a packed room at the Pegasus Hotel on Wednesday night during the University of Guyana‘s (UG) Turkeyen & T...

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This month, Guyana is hosting three Agriculture sophomores from the University of Arkansas as part of the Education Abroad Program of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB).

According to a press release from Partners of the Americas, the students, Imani Coleman, an Agronomy major, LaTaylor Rembert, an Agriculture Business major and Laura Wright, an Animal Science major, will spend one month (July 8 – August 5) in Guyana learning not only about agriculture in Guyana, but ...

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Guyana hopes to surpass Trinidad and Tobago, and Jamaica in the amount of monies it gives to youth empowerment and employment by scrapping a multi-billion dollar subsidy to the state-owned Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) and injecting more funds from oil revenues when production begins in 2020, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan says.

“This why we are making sure that the bailouts now that we are having on sugar will have to come to a halt and understand that,” he said to app...

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