The Institute of Distance and Continuing Education, the extension arm of the University of Guyana, is one of the major adult education institutions in Guyana and was established in January, 1976. Originally, it was the Department of Extra Mural Studies, a unit of the Faculty of Education. In December 1983, the Academic Board approved the upgrading and expansion of the Department into the Institute of Adult and Continuing Education, University of Guyana.
In November 1992, the Institute of Adult and Continuing Education (I.A.C.E.) launched the first Distance Education Programme offered by the University of Guyana – the Pre-University English Course. Then in August, 1996, in keeping with a new mandate to assist the University to become dual mode, the Institute was re-designated the Institute of Distance and Continuing Education (I.D.C.E.)
A student, who registers for an Institute of Distance and Continuing Education Course, has joined an ever-increasing number of individuals seeking to expand their knowledge. Whatever his/her reason for seeking to improve his/her educational level, we at the Institute are HAPPY TO HELP STUDENTS TO ACHIEVE. There are, however, some basic responsibilities, which each student has, both to himself/herself and to the Institute.A student’s success depends on how much effort he/she is prepared to make to succeed.