Address by His Excellency Donald Ramotar President of the Republic of Guyana to the 46th Convocation of the University of Guyana

Turkeyen Campus
November 10, 2012.

I feel very privileged to be asked to deliver this Convocation Address. But I also feel a sense of gratification because it affords me the opportunity to return to my alma mater.

I still recall fondly my days here. I had many good days on campus during which I built enduring friends and met many wonderful human beings. I thoroughly enjoyed my time as a student.

I am sure you the graduands feel the same way. I share

Selection process to commence for the post of Vice-Chancellor

Four applicants, including three Guyanese from the Diaspora, and a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago have been shortlisted to be interviewed for the vacant post of Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guyana.
The candidates are expected

2012/2013 University of Guyana Council Members

  1. Chancellor
  2. Pro-Chancellor
  3. Vice-Chancellor
  4. Mr Gary Mendonca, Rep. Committee of Deans
  5. Mr Phillip Da Silva, Rep. Academic Board
  6. Representative, UG Guild of Graduates
  7. Mr Duane Edwards,

Now inviting applications for Environmental Management

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons who may wish to pursue the post-graduate diploma in Environmental Management offered by the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences from October 2012, at the University of Guyana, Turkeyen campus:

Library's Opening Hours

Please be informed that the Opening hours of the Library for the period August 27–September 7, 2012, will be as follows:

Monday – Friday:  08:30 – 18:00 h

Saturday:               08:30 – 17:00 h

UG reschedules start of academic year

The University of Guyana has taken a decision to postpone the commencement of classes for the 2012-2013 academic year. 

The University was scheduled to commence its teaching activities on Monday, August 27, 2012.  However, after due consideration of the delays which were occasioned by the industrial action during the 2011-2012 academic year, the consequential effects and other factors including the recent release of results by CXC, it was decided to postpone the commencement of the 2012-2013 classes from August 27, 2012, to September 10, 2012.

UG New Opening Date

New and continuing students are asked to note that the commencement date for semester 1 has been rescheduled to September 10, 2012.

The Ceremonial Opening will now take place on Friday, September 7, 2012.

The Administration regrets any inconvenience caused.

UG Late Applications

Final Opportunity to apply for the 2012/2013 Academic Year

Online applications will be reopened for five days with effect from midnight, Friday, August 17 to midnight, Wednesday, August 22, 2012.

The list of available programmes and the general and specific entry requirements for the University of Guyana will be made available on the University’s website @

Professor Bourne re-elected Chancellor

The University Administration, in response to questions raised by a few media houses about recent calls by the University of Guyana Workers Union and Senior Staff Association,for the resignation of Chancellor Professor Compton Bourne, advises that it does not support the call for his resignation.