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:

March 2017

Focus on UG - September Edition

Turkeyen Library, Courts host another successful Reading Programme
- Reading is "Fun-Damental" for growth and development

The University of Guyana Library in collaboration with Courts Guyana Inc recently held its seventh annual 'Reading is Fun' programme for children between the ages of nine and twelve years old.

Courts Guyana Inc. presented a cheque of five hundred and twenty five thousand Guyana dollars for full sponsorship of the programme. The money was used to provide snacks, teaching materials and special prizes for the children.

Focus on UG - August Edition

Health Sciences Lecturer receives Special Commendation

Ms. Rajini Kurup, Lecturer in the Faculty of Health Sciences, is the recipient of a Special Commendation from the Caribbean Health Research Council (CHRC) for her research entitled "Control of Intestinal Parasitic Infection in Communities of South Saint Lucia."

Ms. Kurup was identified by CHRC as one of the outstanding researchers who presented at the 56 Annual CHRC Scientific Meeting held in Guyana from April 14-16, 2011.

According to the Director of CHRC, Donald T. Simeon, Kurup is among the investigators whose research stood out in terms of methodology as well as the relevance of their findings to information policy, programmes and practice.

Focus on UG - July Edition

Former senior officers of UG to be honoured during research day

The University of Guyana will be hosting a Research Day for all disciplines including Education, Social Sciences, Humanities, Pure and Applied Sciences on Thursday June 30 in the Education Lecture Theatre, Turkeyen Campus. Staff will have the opportunity to present their research to the public and obtain on the spot feedback about their work.

There will be an Opening Session and six panels from 9.00 h to 16.30 h

The activity is a one day event celebrating

Focus on UG - June Edition

Students donate over one million dollars worth of items to Turkeyen Campus

Students of English 123-Technical Communication, on May 4, handed over a number of items including sports equipment, dust bins, fans, white-boards, chairs, and 30 renovated combination tops valued at over $1,000,000.00 to the Bursar (ag.) Mr. Neil Browman, for use on the Turkeyen campus. The project also included the construction of an honorary board, repainting of classrooms, and the installation of a potable water system.

Focus on UG - May Edition

Professor Tewari appointed Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Professor Brij Bhushan Tewari lecturer in Chemistry and former Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences has been conferred with the title of Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), Cambridge, United Kingdom. Professor Tewari is now entitled to use the designatory letters FRSC after his name

Focus on UG - March Edition

Spotlight: Welcome Back!

Four lecturers have resumed duty after successfully completing studies abroad.

  • Ms Coreen Jacobs-Chester, Lecturer in the School of Education and Humanities, has been awarded the MSc degree in Global Studies from the University of the West Indies, with effect from September 2010.
  • Ms Carolyn Walcott, Lecturer, Center for Communication Studies, received a Master of Arts degree in Communication and Development from

The University of Guyana and the Private Sector in Dialogue - Strategic Partnership is the Road to Success

By Telesha Whyte
Intern-Public Relations Division &
Final-year student-Degree in Communication Studies

After 47 years of service to academia, the University of Guyana continues to be the catalyst of higher education in Guyana. Since its genesis the institution has made momentous contributions towards the development of this nation and continues to do so through the collaborative implementation of it's 2009/2012 Strategic Plan.

An historical perspective
The University of Guyana secures a rich history upon which it premises its success. Amid the deteriorating grip of colonialism it was envisaged that

Focus on UG - January Edition

Personnel holds workshop for new lecturers

The Personnel Division hosted a workshop for 18 new lecturers and administrative staff from Friday, January 14 to Friday, January 21, on the Turkeyen campus.

The aims of the workshop were to provide new lecturers with relevant information to enhance their knowledge of the University system, to prepare them for a smooth transition into the University environment, and for efficient and effective functioning in the institution. The workshop also provided a forum where the new lecturers were able to raise issues of concern.

Focus on UG - December Edition

Vishnu Panday & Associates present Memorial Award
The awardees share a moment with staff from both Vishnu Panday & Associates Inc. and the University
The awardees share a moment with staff from both Vishnu Panday & Associates Inc. and the University.

On Thursday, November 11, graduates Mr Max Baird and Ms Laxhini Dewnath from the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Natural Sciences, were honored for excellent work, when

Fourth Emeritus Professor to be installed at Convocation

Madam Justice Roxane George is scheduled to deliver the feature address at the 44th Convocation of the Turkeyen campus on Saturday, November 20, at 16:30 h on the campus. Approximately 1, 250 students from seven faculties and schools and the Institute of Distance and Continuing Education will be graduating. Chancellor Professor Compton Bourne will preside over the ceremony.

Of the graduating class, 778 are first