UG's Success Story - Single Parent Mother, Daughter Set to Walk UG’s Virtual Graduation Stage in Upcoming Convocation

20th January, 2022 0 comments

“We Are Extremely Proud of What We Have Accomplished” – Single Parent Mother, Daughter Set to Walk UG’s Virtual Graduation Stage in Upcoming Convocation

L-R (Deandra Daniels (Daughter) & Pamela Atwell (Mother))

 

It will be an extremely proud moment for 47-Year-old Pamela Atwell and her 21–year-old daughter Deandra Daniels who will both “walk” the University of Guyana’s virtual graduation stage come February 11, 2022, as they have successfully completed the requirements for a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Social Work and a Diploma in Communication, respectively. 


As a single parent, Atwell shared with the University’s PR Team that she always wanted to achieve higher education. The proud mother of one explained: “I always wanted to achieve higher education in order to “lift” myself out of poverty and make a bigger impact on society.”


The newly-minted qualified Social Worker praised the University for helping her to stand out as a professional since the goal of social work is to always be of help to persons in society.


Though Atwell stands proudly beside her daughter today, it was not without tremendous challenges, both for her and her daughter. "Finance was my biggest challenge while attending University. I completed my Diploma in Social Work many years ago while my daughter was in high school. I returned to Campus in 2019 to acquire my Bachelor's and that's the same year my daughter started her studies in the area of Communication.  Being a single parent placed a financial burden on me since I had to ensure both of our tuitions were paid while also paying back a loan for my previous course. Coupled with that, I also have to pay a mortgage for my home and fulfill other financial obligations in my home. At this juncture, my daughter is graduating with her Diploma while I am graduating with my Bachelor’s Degree. Glory be to God,” the elated mother said.


When asked how she managed to deal with the challenges, Atwell replied; "I kept my eyes on the prize and used my motivational skills on myself. I knew that I had to be strong and steadfast. I listened to wholesome music and danced while at home and at my best friend's house."


As a mother and proud graduand of the University of Guyana, Atwell wishes to encourage current and prospective students to pursue their dreams of acquiring higher education at UG. “At the end of your studies you have a chance to become a well-rounded individual irrespective of your major,” she urged. 


Meanwhile, Atwell’s daughter, Deandra Daniels, who will be graduating with her Diploma in Communication Studies reflected on the morals and values her mother had instilled in her. She noted that because of that she knew that straight out of high school she had to further her education. Deandra is currently pursuing her BA in Communication Studies.


The young aspiring communication specialist expressed: “Being raised by a single mother she has always instilled in me that I should aim for a career and not a job. The University of Guyana is where I would have to hone those skills. My mother always told me it doesn't matter what it is I study but I should walk that stage one day, we didn’t allow anything to hold us back.”  


When asked what was one of her most fond moments at UG, the enthusiastic graduand boldly reminisced on her self-defense classes. She reflected, “I joined the Female Empowerment Movement club in my first year and they taught us self-defense every Wednesday and Friday afternoon, Tai Chi with Sensei Rushana Wong, another student herself. They were really refreshing and gave me a sense of strength, both in body and mind.”


Additionally, she praised the University for grooming her to be bolder and outspoken, "I have definitely become bolder and outspoken (I always was actually) but my tongue is sharper with words and my brain thinks faster when a topic arises. Though I hate the group-work at the University of Guyana it has helped with my understanding and patience with people and their personalities, mannerisms, sudden behavioural changes like family, friends, and significant others."

Unlike Deandra's mom who highlighted financial challenges as the main challenge she encountered during her studies at UG, Deandra had the challenge of finding her true major and purpose at the University. 

“When I enrolled into the University of Guyana in 2018 I was a Biology major, as I was a science student in high school. But a small part of me knew I was in a place where I ought not to be. I had the mind of a writer or creator or an artist, they call us the dreamers.  I buried my true self deep down and continued pursuing a career in Biology. In year 2 week 1 as a Biology major, I went into my mother's room crying and telling her I can't do this anymore. I admitted to her that I had been thinking of changing my major to Communication Studies for a while now and her reply was, "I know". She had noticed that I was unhappy but was waiting for me to figure out who I truly am, so I was scolded for burying my true feelings, wasting money and time, then I switched my major and never looked back.  Now we laugh about it,” the proud graduand stated.

Like the March 2021 Convocation, events this year will be even more special since the University administration is consistently underscoring that the great resilience displayed by students to complete their degrees in very difficult circumstances of COVID-19 deserves to be richly applauded and celebrated. 

A record number of attendees are expected this year since due to the online nature of the event, there will be no limit to the number of invitees who can join the proceedings via Facebook Livestream.

The graduation dates are as follows:

 

Friday, February 4, 2022

•           Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry

•           Faculty of Engineering and Technology

•           School of Entrepreneurship & Business Innovation

 

Saturday, February 5, 2022

•           College of Medical Sciences 

•           Behavioural Sciences & Research

            Faculty of Natural Sciences

 

Friday, February 11, 2022

•           Faculty of Social Sciences

 

Saturday, February 12, 2022

•           Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences

•           Faculty of Education and Humanities

•           Institute of Distance and Continuing Education – Degree and Diploma Programmes Only

 

Members of the public can celebrate graduands and view this year’s ceremonies on the University of Guyana’s Facebook page @uniofguyana.

 

This year several new academic programmes will see graduates for the first time. These include disciplines such as Associate of Science - Petroleum Engineering, Bachelor of Science - Accountancy, Bachelor of Science - Entrepreneurship, Bachelor of Science - Marketing, Bachelor of Science - Supply Chain Management and Bachelor of Science - Environmental Science, among several others.

 

Like the March 2021 Convocation, events this year will be even more special since the University administration is consistently underscoring that the great resilience displayed by students to complete their degrees in very difficult circumstances of COVID-19 deserves to be richly applauded and celebrated.

 

A record number of attendees are expected this year since due to the online nature of the event, there will be no limit to the number of invitees who can join the proceedings.

 

UG Help Desk numbers for clarity on any matter relating to the graduation ceremonies are now open as follows: Turkeyen: 623-1941, 623-1867, 623-1869, 623-1871, 623-1924, 623-1868, 623-1942, 624-1943, 623-1944, 623-1945, 623-1946, 623-1948; Berbice (Tain): 623-1943 or 623-1949; and IDCE: 642-7009, 623-0359, 642-7007, 624-1269.

 

Prospective graduands can also check the FAQs on the University’s website at https://uog.edu.gy/convocation-2021.

The annual graduation exercises are a highlight on the University’s calendar of institutional events since it provides not only an opportunity for celebrating the efforts of students, lecturers, families, and supporters but for stirring graduation speeches from valedictorians and high-profile keynote speakers.

 

The University of Guyana has graduated upwards of 50,000 graduates in its 58-year existence - many of whom have gone on to serve at the highest levels nationally and internationally.

 

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UG IN BRIEF

The University of Guyana is the 58th-year State University of Guyana. It offers 136 programmes in over 60 disciplines online and face-to-face in 8 campuses across Guyana. With a student population of now 10,000, UG has provided education, learning, and research for over 50,000 alumni. The mission of the University is 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 inquiry. UG's forward-thinking Blueprint 2040 is currently setting the course for the University's future design and institutional response to the changing needs of Guyana.

 

Contact:      

Ms. Krest Cummings

Public Relations Officer

Department of Events Conferences and Communications (DECC)

592-623-5104


UG Berbice Campus English Graduate Publishes Eight Full-length Academic Articles in the Last Six Months of Her Final Year

18th January, 2022 0 comments

Ms. Ashwannie Harripersaud, Bachelor of Education

Juggling family, a fulltime job, publishing academic articles, dealing with a host of other personal and professional commitments; all while being a final year student at the University of Guyana, is certainly not an easy feat. But 36-year-old Ashwannie Harripersaud, an educator by profession, has proven that she has what it takes to be resilient and make her mark in the education sector.

Harripersaud, a Senior Assistant Mistress at the Canje Secondary School in Berbice, will be one of over 2,2oo graduands who will “walk” the virtual graduation stage when the University of Guyana hosts its series of virtual graduation ceremonies beginning February 4. 

The proud mother of two has successfully completed the requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.  She explained that even though the final year of her studies was extremely demanding. Yet, she managed to publish eight full-length academic articles in international, scholarly, refereed journals. She also co-authored a scholarly book on West Indian Literature which was accepted for publication by Austin Macauley Press in the United Kingdom. The book, entitled Wholeness and Home in West Indian Literature, will be available in February 2022.
 
Some of the articles that were published during her final semester at UG include: “The Classroom Re-Imagined and Re-Designed: The Pandemic-Ready Teaching and Learning Station”; “The Quadratic Equation Concept”; “Matrices: Concepts and Real World Contexts”; “Dueling Banjos: Classroom Contrapuntal: Creole versus English”; “A Review of Daizal Samad’s The Mirror Tells its Tale”;  “History Through Place Names”; “Psychological/Perceptual Inhibitors to the Teaching/Learning of Mathematics”; and “The West Indian Emerges: George Lamming’s In the Castle of my Skin”.

Ashwannie also has several other articles on language and culture under consideration by international journals. She insists: The intent of my publications effort was to be demonstrably multi-disciplinary in approach. My thinking: no single academic discipline can establish the interconnectedness of things.  

According to Harripersaud, one of the most challenging periods of studying at the University of Guyana (UG) was having to shift gears from having physical classes to online learning. "Online learning defied real interaction with other students and with lecturers,” she shared.
 
Despite the challenges of online learning and not being able to physically communicate with peers and lecturers, she praised the University for the role it played in helping her to become a well-rounded and more confident individual. “I am more thoughtful and self-aware rather than being self-serious and arrogant,” she said.  

“There were lecturers who were driven to truly teach by example and to involve themselves in unheralded scholarly accomplishments. These were the people who drove me to think deeply about this noble profession called teaching, to understand that t0 teach well needs a philosophical sub-structure, that original scholarship is both a moral and professional obligation,” the proud UG graduand explained.  

Reflecting on her days on Campus, Harripersaud noted that if she were to go back in time she would tell herself to shut out the noise and ignore the gossip. “I would aspire to be lofty in scholarly ways and be more self-critical,” she remarked     . 

When asked about her experience as a student at UG the young educator responded : “My most fond memory was sitting in a class where we were encouraged to think about things far beyond our limited individual experiences, a class that conveyed information with ease while allowing us students to learn more about ourselves: why do we think the way we think? Why do we see what we see while neglecting to see other things? Why do we behave the way we do and act the way we do? Why do we speak as we do and relate to others in ways that we do? This was joyous and refreshing indeed - to leave a class knowing a bit more about myself, my country, and my world.  ”      


This is the 55th Convocation for the Turkeyen Campus and the 20th for the Berbice Campus. 

The graduation dates are as follows:

 

Friday, February 4, 2022

•           Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry

•           Faculty of Engineering and Technology

•           School of Entrepreneurship & Business Innovation

 

Saturday, February 5, 2022

•           College of Medical Sciences 

•           Behavioural Sciences & Research

            Faculty of Natural Sciences

 

Friday, February 11, 2022

•           Faculty of Social Sciences

 

Saturday, February 12, 2022

•           Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences

•           Faculty of Education and Humanities

•           Institute of Distance and Continuing Education – Degree and Diploma Programmes Only

 

Members of the public can celebrate graduands and view this year’s ceremonies on the University of Guyana’s Facebook page @uniofguyana.

 

This year several new academic programmes will see graduates for the first time. These include disciplines such as Associate of Science - Petroleum Engineering, Bachelor of Science - Accountancy, Bachelor of Science - Entrepreneurship, Bachelor of Science - Marketing, Bachelor of Science - Supply Chain Management and Bachelor of Science - Environmental Science, among several others.

 

Like the March 2021 Convocation, events this year will be even more special since the University administration is consistently underscoring that the great resilience displayed by students to complete their degrees in very difficult circumstances of COVID-19 deserves to be richly applauded and celebrated.

 

A record number of attendees are expected this year since due to the online nature of the event, there will be no limit to the number of invitees who can join the proceedings.

 

UG Help Desk numbers for clarity on any matter relating to the graduation ceremonies are now open as follows: Turkeyen: 623-1941, 623-1867, 623-1869, 623-1871, 623-1924, 623-1868, 623-1942, 624-1943, 623-1944, 623-1945, 623-1946, 623-1948; Berbice (Tain): 623-1943 or 623-1949; and IDCE: 642-7009, 623-0359, 642-7007, 624-1269.

 

Prospective graduands can also check the FAQs on the University’s website at https://uog.edu.gy/convocation-2021.

The annual graduation exercises are a highlight on the University’s calendar of institutional events since it provides not only an opportunity for celebrating the efforts of students, lecturers, families, and supporters but for stirring graduation speeches from valedictorians and high-profile keynote speakers.

 

The University of Guyana has graduated upwards of 50,000 graduates in its 58-year existence - many of whom have gone on to serve at the highest levels nationally and internationally.

 

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UG IN BRIEF

The University of Guyana is the 58th-year State University of Guyana. It offers 136 programmes in over 60 disciplines online and face-to-face in 8 campuses across Guyana. With a student population of now 10,000, UG has provided education, learning, and research for over 50,000 alumni. The mission of the University is 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 inquiry. UG's forward-thinking Blueprint 2040 is currently setting the course for the University's future design and institutional response to the changing needs of Guyana.

 

Contact:      

Ms. Krest Cummings

Public Relations Officer

Department of Events Conferences and Communications (DECC)

592-623-5104


“A Presence too Great Not to Be Missed”, The University of Guyana mourns the passing of benefactor Dr Yesu Persaud

18th January, 2022 0 comments

Our Beloved Dr. Yesu Persaud

It is with a profound sense of loss that the University of Guyana at this time records its institutional condolences on the passing of a keen and continuous supporter Dr Yesu Persaud. 

Dr Persaud was special to the University in many ways and the University has been happy to have been able to compliment his dearness in tangible ways while he lived. First by organising and hosting a symposium on his work in 2017, then by conferring upon him the University's first honorary doctorate the following year. Then in 2021 by creating the tiny book "Yesu Persaud, Iconic Leader in Business and Innovation". 

The University of Guyana has Dr Persaud to thank for its Cheddi Jagan Lecture Theatre, and the recent University's Yesu Persaud Medical Training Centre located in the Georgetown Hospital compound. There have also been other contributions of mentorship and support for students and other developmental projects. This includes the most recent contributions for UG's 60th anniversary in 2023 in which he was a part of conceptualizing, having set up the University's first Foundation for its 40th anniversary almost 20 years ago. Dr Persaud also had distinguished service on The University of Guyana’s Council and was also a Trustee on the new University of Guyana Foundation.

The University of Guyana records with deep respect our condolences on the passing of this man for all seasons, a rare and irreplaceable Guyanese.

 

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UG IN BRIEF

The University of Guyana is the 58th-year State University of Guyana. It offers 136 programmes in over 60 disciplines online and face-to-face in 8 campuses across Guyana. With a student population of now 10,000, UG has provided education, learning, and research for over 50,000 alumni. The mission of the University is 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 inquiry. UG's forward-thinking Blueprint 2040 is currently setting the course for the University's future design and institutional response to the changing needs of Guyana.

Contact:

Ms. Krest Cummings

Public Relations Officer

Department of Events Conferences and Communications (DECC)

592-623-5104


UG’s Council and UG's Foundation Mourn the loss of Dr. Yesu Persaud: Tiger in the Stars

18th January, 2022 0 comments

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UG's Success Story

18th January, 2022 0 comments

First in Their Family to Acquire a University Education; UG Graduands Say  They Are Now Able to Break Barriers and Work Towards Improvement of  Self and Country

Being the first in your family to acquire a University education is quite a proud moment for both the graduate as well as their family as many understand the power of education. That is, how it can transform lives and contribute to building more prosperous and modern societies. It is against this background that the University of Guyana takes this opportunity to bring a series shining the spotlight on graduands who will be the first in their families to graduate from UG. This first proud group featured below will be among the 2200 graduands who will walk the virtual graduation stage when the University hosts its series of virtual graduation ceremonies beginning February 4.

 

Anika Jack, Bachelor of Science in Medical Rehabilitation

Hailing from the village of Stanleytown on the West Bank of Demerara, 21-year-old Anika Jack is graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Medical Rehabilitation. Jack shared that her journey through UG was not an easy one, but she is very proud that she stayed the course and could now move on to a career she always wanted in the medical field.

“Coming straight from high school I had to transition into the environment, and knowing that I had no prior experience in the health field I had to work my way up from that. It was hard at first but I met people who have aided in me being here today and for that I am thankful.”

Though the challenges were many, Jack was confident that she would persevere because of her love to work with persons who are recovering and to help them regain their strength to live a normal life.

According to the young medical professional, she feels very proud to be the first in the family to graduate from the University of Guyana. “This is an extremely proud moment for me and I am very thankful for all the opportunities I have been given, I will use my skills to help change lives, especially to those who are poor and powerless,” she said.

Jack added that her exposure at UG has benefitted her immensely as she is now more confident and equipped with the skills to serve in the medical profession. “I am in a better position to improve myself and serve my country,” she happily noted. 

 

Rijendra Jagroop, Associate’s Degree in Architecture  

For Rijendra Jagroop, his journey through the University of Guyana has changed his life in many regards, “My journey at UG began quite hard because I initially started in 2018 and I found it a bit hard to communicate and network with people and it resulted in me discontinuing the programme and I didn't feel like coming back but I had to and I had to get the job done. I had to come back.”

He emphasised that UG has made him become a more confident and motivated individual as he can now relate better with his peers. He added that the lecturers and support systems offered by the University have made it easier for him.

The aspiring engineer will be graduating with an Associate's Degree in Architecture. 

Relating that he comes from a farming background, Jagroop said that he is extremely proud that he is the first in his family to acquire a University education and will forever be grateful for the opportunity as he can now make way for his other siblings to follow the same path, “My parents only completed their studies at the secondary level. They didn't get the opportunity as I did to get a tertiary education. I feel very proud that I am breaking barriers and I am creating a pathway for my siblings," the proud graduand said.

Jagroop is on a mission to complete his Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture and ultimately move on to his Master's in Urban Planning

 

Juneva Lynch, Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Imaging 

For 23-year-old Juvena Lynch, completing her studies at the University of Guyana is quite an accomplishment. An emotional Lynch related that she lost her mom when she was only three years old, adding that her mom would have been extremely proud of her academic accomplishment.

After finishing high school, Juneva, who hails from Agricola, had hopes of attending the University of Guyana but she had to get a job in order to get finances so she could have supported herself.

When asked to describe her journey at UG, the young medical professional said: “My overall journey was a great one, it was a bit challenging in my first and second years since I went and worked straight out of high school and I had to readapt myself to academics."

In relation to the programme of study, Juneva expressed: “I really enjoyed the programme because it is a very practical and hands-on course. It is a very thorough programme which prepares students well for the working environment.” 

 

Parmesh Parsotam, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

25-year-old Parmesh Parsotam who hails from the Essequibo Coast expressed elation that he is first in his family to have acquired a university education.

Upon completion of his studies at the Essequibo Technical Institute, Parsotam explained that he was determined to acquire a University education which would make him better equipped for the working environment. He then made a decision to move closer to the University of Guyana where he began renting an apartment in Industry, ECD.

Parsotam, who now works with the Ministry of Home Affairs highlighted that he was always fascinated with construction and knew that he had to pursue studies in that area; “My father is into that type of work and I always had a passion for construction. I always find myself having an interest in it. Going to high school I was kind of confused as to what I wanted to become but I was advised by my mother who noticed I had a feel for it so I decided to pursue a career in Civil Engineering.”

Parsotam thanked his parents for the sacrifices they made for him to attend the University of Guyana. "When it comes to my family, in terms of academics, my mother and father didn’t pursue it due to other challenges. They did not get the chance. They always told me that I got the opportunity and support to go ahead. I feel accomplished, I feel happy that I could have fulfilled their wishes because they made a lot of sacrifices in terms of sending me here and I also felt very happy to set an example for my smaller brother so that he could follow the path of a professional career,” said the young engineer.

Like the March 2021 Convocation, events this year will be even more special since the University administration is consistently underscoring that the great resilience displayed by students to complete their degrees in very difficult circumstances of COVID-19 deserves to be richly applauded and celebrated.

A record number of attendees are expected this year since due to the online nature of the event, there will be no limit to the number of invitees who can join the proceedings.

The graduation dates are as follows:

 

Friday, February 4, 2022

  • Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry
  • Faculty of Engineering and Technology
  • School of Entrepreneurship & Business Innovation 

 

Saturday, February 5, 2022

  • College of Medical Sciences
  • Behavioural Sciences & Research Faculty of Natural Sciences

 

Friday, February 11, 2022

  • Faculty of Social Sciences

 

Saturday,February 12, 2022

  • Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Faculty of Education and Humanities
  • Institute of Distance and Continuing Education – Degree and Diploma Programmes Only

Members of the public can celebrate graduands and view this year’s ceremonies on the University of Guyana’s Facebook page @uniofguyana.

 

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UG IN BRIEF

The University of Guyana is the 58th-year State University of Guyana. It offers 136 programmes in over 60 disciplines online and face-to-face in 8 campuses across Guyana. With a student population of now 10,000, UG has provided education, learning, and research for over 50,000 alumni. The mission of the University is 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 inquiry. UG's forward-thinking Blueprint 2040 is currently setting the course for the University's future design and institutional response to the changing needs of Guyana.

Contact:

Ms. Krest Cummings

Public Relations Officer

Department of Events Conferences and Communications (DECC)

592-623-5104


Sympathy Card - Dr. Yesu Persaud

18th January, 2022 0 comments

58-YEAR-Old UG TO GRADUATE OVER 2200 STUDENTS IN SERIES OF VIRTUAL GRADUATIONS FROM FEBRUARY 4, 2022

12th January, 2022 0 comments

Over 2,200 graduands from 50 disciplines are expected to walk the virtual graduation stage as Guyana’s premier tertiary educational institution, The University of Guyana, hosts its second series of online graduation events.  

This is the 55th Convocation for the Turkeyen Campus and the 20th for the Berbice Campus.

The graduations will be hosted over two weekends from Friday, February 4, 2022, to Saturday, February 12, 2022.  

However, graduates’ profiles for eligible students were approved by the University’s Academic Board in November and December 2021.  As such, these are the effective dates for graduation. Students who have met their obligations to the University may now request expedited certificates, Letters of Completion and Official Transcripts by using the request features in their University’s Student Records Management System (SRMS) accounts. 

For the second time in UG’s 58-year history, the convocation ceremonies will be held virtually for all campuses. Graduands from all campuses will be combined by associated disciplines and Faculties. 

The graduation dates are as follows: 

Friday, February 4, 2022 

  • Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry
  • Faculty of Engineering and Technology
  • School of Entrepreneurship & Business Innovation 
 
Saturday, February 5, 2022
  • College of Medical Sciences  
  • Behavioural Sciences & Research
  • Faculty of Natural Sciences
 
Friday, February 11, 2022
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
Sturday, February 12, 2022
  • Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Faculty of Education and Humanities
  • Institute of Distance and Continuing Education – Degree and Diploma Programmes Only

 

This year several new academic programmes will see graduates for the first time. These include disciplines such as Associate of Science - Petroleum Engineering, Bachelor of Science - Accountancy, Bachelor of Science - Entrepreneurship, Bachelor of Science - Marketing, Bachelor of Science - Supply Chain Management and Bachelor of Science - Environmental Science, among several others.


Logistics and details will be shared directly with prospective graduands via UG’s internal SRMS and official graduation website @ https://uog.edu.gy/convocation-2021. 

However, graduation gowns will be available from Monday January 10 and photography will begin by approved schedule in the same week. 

All prospective graduates should continue to liaise with their departments and faculties and to continue to check their SRMS accounts for updates. 

UG Help Desk numbers for clarity on any matter relating to the graduation ceremonies are now open as follows: Turkeyen: 623-1941, 623-1867, 623-1869, 623-1871, 623-1924, 623-1868, 623-1942, 624-1943, 623-1944, 623-1945, 623-1946, 623-1948; Berbice (Tain): 623-1943 or 623-1949; and IDCE: 642-7009, 623-0359, 642-7007, 624-1269.

Also, persons can check the FAQ’s on the University’s website at https://uog.edu.gy/convocation-2021.


The University of Guyana has graduated upwards of 50,000 graduates in its 58-year existence - many of whom have gone on to serve at the highest levels nationally and internationally. 

The annual graduation exercises are a highlight on the University’s calendar of institutional events since it provides not only an opportunity for celebrating the efforts of students, lecturers, families, and supporters, but for stirring graduation speeches from valedictorians and high-profile keynote speakers. 

Like the 2020 graduation, events this year will be even more special since the University administration is consistently underscoring that the great resilience displayed by students to complete their degrees in very difficult circumstances of COVID-19 deserves to be richly applauded and celebrated. 

A record number of attendees are expected this year since due to the online nature of the event there will be no limit to the number of invitees who can join the proceedings. 

Invitations with links to all events will be available from Wednesday, January 5, 2022.


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UG IN BRIEF


The University of Guyana is the 58th-year State university of Guyana. It offers 146 programmes in over 60 disciplines online and face-to-face in 8 campuses across Guyana. With a student population of now 10,000, UG has provided education, learning, and research for over 50,000 alumni. The mission of the University is 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 inquiry. UG’s forward-thinking Blueprint 2040 is currently setting the course for the University’s future design and institutional response to the changing needs of Guyana.

Contact:      
Ms. Krest Cummings
Public Relations Officer
Department of Events Conferences and Communications (DECC)
592-623-5104


EU Funds UG - ChildLink Project to Strengthen Community Response in Managing Migrant and other Emergency Responses in Guyana

15th December, 2021 0 comments

The University of Guyana, on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, inked a Memorandum  of Understanding (MoU) with ChildLink – a Non-Governmental Organisation, under  a project funded by the European Union (EU). This agreement would see the  University developing two programmes aimed at strengthening the capacity of  humanitarians and social workers with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to  effectively and efficiently manage migrant and other emergencies impacting  communities in Guyana.  

The MoU was signed during a simple ceremony at the Office of the Vice-Chancellor,  Turkeyen Campus. The initiative is being funded by the European Office in Guyana  and will boost the capacity of both pre-university and UG Social Work students to deal  with migration and other disasters and offer much-needed psychosocial support.  

University of Guyana’s Vice-Chancellor, XI, Prof. Paloma Mohamed Martin expressed  sincere thanks to the European Union for funding the project, noting that the initiative  will bring communities together with resources they desperately need.  

Prof. Mohamed Martin further posited that the influx of migrants from Venezuela and  Brazil have increased due to COVID-19. “Often when we have these global tragedies it  is the smallest and the most vulnerable who are forgotten. This project does not forget them and for that, we are very thankful to ChildLink for helping the University to be  involved in bringing relief to those persons who most need it at the community and  individual levels,” the VC said. 

Ambassador of the European Union to Guyana, His Excellency Fernando Ponz Canto  in his remarks posited that the European Union is very happy to finance the  programme as part of a boarder programme to help those who are most at risk during  these difficult times.  

Ambassador Ponz Canto highlighted that UG will play an instrumental role in  implementing, equipping and training 50 persons per year so that the right kind of  social services that are needed for the children can be provided. “It is instrumental that  children are linked to the communities and social services so that they can receive the  assistance that is needed," the Ambassador noted.  

University of Guyana’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Emanuel Cummings stated that  the MoU will further enhance and complement the work being done by the University.  “We are pleased to be a part of this initiative that will ensure that our social workers  and our sociologist are trained and equipped with the kind of knowledge that is needed  to ensure this programme is successful," Prof. Cummings expressed.  

Dean of UG’s Faculty of Social Sciences, Dr. Paulette Henry in brief remarks noted that  it is a privilege for the University to formally engage with ChildLink and the European  Union. 

“This coming together for Social Work and ChildLink to design a programme for  communities and to manage migrant emergencies are essential. This will allow our  social workers to continue to do the work they do, as well as allow our undergraduate  and graduate students to select from among these courses as electives," Dr. Henry  highlighted. 

Consultant of ChildLink, Ms. Bonita Harris representing Chair of the Board said: “This  collaboration with UG is to engage academics so as to increase knowledge and skills to  create opportunities for professionals to be more equipped to address emergencies in  Guyana.”  

Ms. Harris added: "This initiative places more emphasis on target groups that have  influential roles in making communities safer and inclusive for children and their  families, including migrants and children with disability. We recognise this as a good  opportunity to engage the University of Guyana in creating more tangible changes in  these emergencies.” 

For more information on the programme to be offered, please make contact with Dr.  Paulette Henrey at paulette.henry@uog.edu.gy. 

Link to the recording: https://youtu.be/Kz_qCVyqXk0

 

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