58-YEAR-Old UG TO GRADUATE OVER 2200 STUDENTS IN SERIES OF VIRTUAL GRADUATIONS FROM FEBRUARY 4, 2022
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
- College of Medical Sciences
- Behavioural Sciences & Research
- Faculty of Natural Sciences
- Faculty of Social Sciences
- 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.
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.
Ms. Krest Cummings
Public Relations Officer
Department of Events Conferences and Communications (DECC)
- The University of Guyana