By M Margaret Burke

THE University of Guyana’s Final Year students of Tain Campus, Berbice have been very determined to construct a shade house and to present it to the Winifred Gaskin Memorial Secondary School. It is mandatory for final year students who are reading for their Degree in Social Work at the University to actively engage in activities which will help them to cultivate what they would have learned during the four years of study.


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The University of Guyana is looking to implement paid parking, Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor, Ivelaw Griffith said today, He was at the time addressing the opening of the University’s exhibition in observance of Occupation Safety & Health month. During a subsequent interview with the News Room, the Vice Chancellor explained that the population at the campus has outgrown the space. “It’s a challenge that we have neglected to manage as the University grew without the comme...

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DPI, GUYANA, Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guyana (UG), Professor Ivelaw Griffith has urged that Guyanese not lose sight of the important role agriculture continues to play, even as the oil and gas sector comes to the fore.

He made the comment recently while indicating the university’s plan to inaugurate a pilot Institute of Food and Nutrition and Security.

The University of Guyana has organised a feasibility team...

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- Dean of UG Business School

Even as the local co-operative movement seeks to recover from its decades of doldrums, not least its countless failed and abortive excursions into start-stop business ventures that have left groups across the country in a condition of acute disappointment, a University of Guyana business Professor insists that there is a way back for the sector.

Dean of the School of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation at the University of Guyana Dr. ...

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“While the front-loading of contracts and the securing of large contracts might be politically popular it might prove to be economically disastrous, University of Guyana Business Professor Leyland Lucas has said in an article that seeks, in part, to respond to the popular argument touting the virtue of so-called front-loading, that is, the drawing down of significant cash amounts of as yet unearned income from the oil and gas industry.

Lucas, who is serving as Visiting Professor ...

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By Dr Leyland M. Lucas

In the late 1990s, Guyana signed an Oil and Gas exploration agreement with Exxon’s subsidiary, EEPGL. That agreement not only permitted significant activity by Exxon, but also provided Guyana with a small subsumed royalty of no more than 1%. The agreement was also in clear contravention of Guyana’s laws, which stipulated the number of blocks that could be offered to a single entity. Though there were clear violations in law, Guyana has chosen to ho...

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The team that is studying the feasibility of the establishment of an Institute of Food and Nutrition Security (IFANS) at The University of Guyana (UG) is preparing for a key next phase of its work, which is, visits to model food security entities abroad in forthcoming weeks. At the top of the list is the Center for Food Security and Entrepreneurship at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill, headed by distinguished scientist Professor Leonard O’Garro, who i...

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The University of Guyana extends words of condolence to Prof E. Nigel Harris and family on the occasion of the loss of author and theorist Sir Wilson Harris. These sentiments are expressed to Prof Harris, as well, in his capacity as Chancellor of the University, an institution long engaged in close association and kinship with Sir Wilson. Yet, this unfathomable loss will be further felt by the nation of Guyana where he was born, and the community of the Caribbean; the United Kingdom where ...

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The University of Guyana’s Department of Computer Science is laying the groundwork to shift away from teaching Information Technology to the teaching of computing from the primary school level with the aim of fostering innovation and creativity,  a co-promoter of a week of activities said.

“Beyond Word and Excel, let’s make something, let’s learn some...

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