Ministry of Education, Guyana

Monday, 18 February 2019 09:41

UG must be protected by all

“The University of Guyana (UG) must be seen as a national strategic asset to be nurtured, supported and protected by all Guyanese,” said Registrar of the University of Guyana, Dr. Nigel Gravesande during the opening ceremony of the university’s recently held Open Career Day.

Dr. Gravesande stressed that such comments are real, relevant and alive notwithstanding the challenges the university had experienced, due to bomb threats made earlier this month causing emergency evacuations and disruptions.

According to the registrar, despite such challenges, it was imperative to continue the university’s annual event as it presents an opportunity to showcase the deliverables of more than 100 certificates, diplomas, bachelors, masters and single PhD programmes.

“It also provides the university community with an opportunity for both corporate and institutional collaboration. We value the support of useful input from our corporate partners… so, this day is an attempt in large measure to consolidate the partnership that we are hoping to forge with cooperative entities both public and private including our faculties and schools as an attempt to deepen collaborations as we seek to make the University of Guyana, a top-class tertiary institution in the region,” Dr. Gravesande added.

Several booths were set up across the campus by public and private sector companies, providing information and ideas on the career opportunities that exist in their respective agencies. This included booths by the Guyana Police Force (GPF), the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA), the Business Ministry and the Guyana School of Agriculture among others.

The University of Guyana is the country’s sole public tertiary education institution. It has more than 8,000 students currently enrolled.

Established in April 1963, it follows this mission: “To discover, generate, disseminate, and apply knowledge of the highest standard for the service of the community, the nation, and of all mankind within an atmosphere of academic freedom that allows for free and critical enquiry.”


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