The UG Renaissance has Started With VC Dr. Ivelaw Griffith and His Team
By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine
Merit and mediocrity do not mix well. The University of Guyana, a once proud and meritorious institution, has been descending into mediocrity. The laundry list of what needs to be done keeps getting longer and the stories coming from students and staff paint a picture of a university that is struggling to stay afloat. It was not always this way.
There was a time not so long ago when standards mattered, when the students and staff engaged in discussions way beyond the allotted time, when the UG bookshop functioned; grades would be handed in on time and students would flock to the bulletin boards to check them Sister Noel Menezes, our distinguished historian, said that during her tenure the final year students would be required to do research on an approved topic.
PROFILE: The UG Renaissance has begun – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine – (in pictures}
In June 2016 a group of foreign and local Education Resource Ambassadors (ERA’s) met in Georgetown, Guyana, to discuss ways and means of turning around the University of Guyana. They bought into the vision of the newly appointed Vice-Chancellor and Principal and in an incredible outpouring of support the ERA’s took UG into a new era.
A resolution was passed calling on government to act with local and international support. One can sense that the UG Renaissance has begun. We present pictorial highlights of the meeting in Guyana.
Read more and view pictures: PROFILE -The UG Renaissance has begun – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine