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UG Prepares for First Oil and Beyond

UG Prepares for First Oil and Beyond

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 13:57

Professor Ivelaw Griffith, C.C.H, Tenth Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Guyana is please to make the following announcements as part of the university's preparation for the First Oil and Beyond.

 

The Faculty of Technology 

has been renamed the

Faculty Of Engineering & Technology

Additionally:


New petroleum dep't is small part of plans for UG's development - Vice-Chancellor

New petroleum dep't is small part of plans for UG's development - Vice-Chancellor

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 04:37

Although the University of Guyana (UG) has started preparing to cater to nurturing skills for the oil and gas sector with its planned opening of a Department of Petroleum and Geological Engineering next January, Vice-Chancellor Ivelaw Griffith says it is only a small part of the comprehensive plans he has for the institution.

“The business of oil and gas is not limited to technology. Coming into the industry, we are going to need people with the education skills and expertise in many areas,” he said.


Task forces proposes axing political, special interest reps from UG council

Task forces proposes axing political, special interest reps from UG council

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 10:21

A task force set up to examine the governance structure of the University Of Guyana (UG) has recommended that the membership of the university’s governing council be severely pared down and its functions restricted to policy formation so that the Vice-Chancellor (VC) can have greater autonomy in the day-to-day running of the institution.


Bulk of Gov't grant expended on University of Guyana oil and gas programme

Bulk of Gov't grant expended on University of Guyana oil and gas programme

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 20:55

A significant portion of the $100 M grant which the University of Guyana secured last year as part of Government's effort to help the institution establish an Oil and Gas programme, has been expended. Last year, the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) and the University of Guyana (UG) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a $100 million philanthropic education grant for the period 2017-2018. 


UG to enjoy more autonomy under proposed system of governance

UG to enjoy more autonomy under proposed system of governance

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:56

Under a proposed system of governance, the University of Guyana (UG) is expected to secure a greater level of administrative autonomy, which is set to eliminate special interest groups. Speaking to a gathering of media personnel at Herdmanston Lodge, Queenstown, yesterday, Vice Chancellor Ivelaw Griffith announced that the university is exploring the possibility of self-governance through a “greater level of intellectual autonomy.”


UG Vice Chancellor to have greater control of UG's day-to-day operations

UG Vice Chancellor to have greater control of UG's day-to-day operations

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:51

The University of Guyana (UG) on Tuesday announced that  a proposal is on the table for a smaller Council that will be solely responsible for policy while the Vice Chancellor and team will be given greater autonomy to run the institution.

UG Registrar, Dr. Nigel Gravesande said the Task Force’s proposed removal of political party, legal, medical, private sector, farmers and overseas university representatives from the Council would aim to ensure a “greater level of intellectual autonomy” for the institution.


No political interference at UG - Vice Chancellor

No political interference at UG - Vice Chancellor

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:47

Vice Chancellor of the University of Guyana (UG) Professor Ivelaw Griffith today lauded the hands-off approach of the current administration, in allowing the unrestricted day-to-day running of the institution.

The VC has been at the helm of the country’s premier tertiary institution for the past two years.  He said since assuming that position, there has been no attempt to curtail his work or that of the university by the government; something that had shaped the university for years.


Professor Ivelaw Griffith turns two years as UG Vice Chancellor

Professor Ivelaw Griffith turns two years as UG Vice Chancellor

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 12:31

Press Secretary and Television Anchor Malika N. Ramsey sits down with University of Guyana Vice Chancellor Professor Ivelaw Griffith. The two discuss improvements at the University of Guyana In the last two years.


UG Administration and senior staff union agree on salary increases

UG Administration and senior staff union agree on salary increases

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 19:20

The University of Guyana Administration and the University of Guyana Senior Staff Association (UGSSA) reached an agreement on salary increases of six percent for UA staff for 2017, after months of negotiations. Although the Administration and the University of Guyana Workers Union (UGWU) had inked their agreement for a raise of 8% for UB staff earlier, the UGWU also needed to be part of the settlement, as it also represents some UA workers.


UG seeking to establish food and nutrition institute

UG seeking to establish food and nutrition institute

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 12:25

As Guyana continues to place emphasis on food and nutrition security, the Agriculture Ministry and the University of Guyana is seeking to establish a food and nutrition security institute.
At the consultation exercise, which was recently held at the Marriott Hotel, Agriculture Minister Noel Holder stated that much emphasis is being placed on strengthening food and nutrition security in the Caribbean and Government continues to plug an immense number of resources into strategies aimed at strengthening such areas.