The active involvement of unions, particularly the teachers union, is critical for true and serious reform of the education sector, according to Coretta McDonald, General Secretary of the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU).

McDonald made the case on Wednesday, during her address at the University of Guyana’s 11th Turkeyen and Tain Talks, which explored the role of education reform for the nation’s development.

The forum, which was held at the Pegasus Hotel under the theme “Ed...

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New administrative rates for the provision of services for prospective and current students and graduates at The University of Guyana were approved at a Special Meeting of the Finance and General Purposes Committee (F&GPC), on Thursday, June 1, 2017. The F&GPC is a statutory arm of the University Council. The Council itself includes representatives from the University of Guyana Students’ Society (UGSS), the Ministries of Education and Finance, the Private Secto...

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Observing that law enforcement at the border with Venezuela is “very weak”, Major General (Retired) Joseph Singh has warned Guyanese to be cautious when crossing the frontier in search of work or for other purposes.

“I don’t believe that the Venezuelans are paying as much attention on what is happening on the eastern side, they are more concerned about what is happening in Caracas and the urban centers.

“So, the law enforcement on that eastern Venezuelan frontier border...

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The Editorial Advisory Board of the recently-established University of Guyana Press (UGP) held its inaugural meeting on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Duke Lodge, Duke Street, Kingston, Georgetown and laid the foundation for its work this year and beyond. The Board, which is headed by Professor George (Ken) Danns of the University of North Georgia and a former lecturer at The University of Guyana (UG), is comprised of distinguished scholars and respected professionals from within and beyond...

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The University of Guyana (UG) has commenced planning to commemorate the birth centennial of the late President Dr Cheddi B. Jagan in March this year. The commemoration envisages a series of academic activities to honour the co-founder of Guyana’s premiere tertiary institution, which was established in 1963.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith recently convened the inaugural meeting of the twelve-member, broad-based planning committee tasked to recommend a comprehensiv...

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Farmers from across Berbice will now be provided with the opportunity to be trained and certified in crop protection. According to the Director of the University of Guyana Berbice Campus Gomathinayagam Subramanian, a special certification programme has been drafted to engage farmers in Berbice with mostly practical training on crop protection.

“The certification programme is only for farmers and it does not contain much reading or writing. It is designed in a way that farmers can...

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Students of the University of Guyana commenced the new year with an enriching session of golf as part of their ongoing project in partnership with the Lusignan Golf Club (LGC); aimed at fusing sport and academics. The first session of 2018 was held on the make-shift Greens near the University’s Sports faculty on Friday afternoon. The interactive session featured a number of students, LGC President Aleem Hussain and former Guyana Cup women’s champ and one of the country’s best golfers Joaan...

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Dear Editor,

On January 12, 2018, Guyana celebrates 165 years since the arrival of the first Chinese immigrants on the shores of British Guiana at Windsor in 1853.  Details of the history of migration, the long voyages and the several issues of indentureship have not all been happy, but the causes for celebration of the social development of a people who have made considerable contributions to the building of a nation are infinite.

The various sources advi...

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THE legislative arm of the Government of Guyana has seemingly been taken over by Kangalangs. Kangalangs are uncivil persons who have no regard for the norms of an institution, group or social gathering and act to deliberately create disarray in their environments, in such manner as to disrupt normal functioning.

Kangalangs display blatant disrespect for others and moreso are indifferent to any consequences for their actions. They are by no means sociopathic, but are instead selec...

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Press Secretary and Television Anchor Malika N. Ramsey chats it up with Guyanese music icon Dave Martins as he does a residency with the University of Guyana. University of Guyana Vice Chancellor Professor Ivelaw Griffith and Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Paloma Mohammed also join the conversation.

 


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