UGBC Partners with Nand Persaud Group of Companies to Host Microbiology Training Workshop; 56 Professionals Benefitted

9th November, 2021 0 comments

The University of Guyana Berbice Campus (UGBC), in collaboration with the Nand  Persaud Group of Companies, recently conducted a Basic Microbiology Training  Workshop which saw fifty-six (56) persons, including biology teachers, staff from the  Hydrometeorological Centre, Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) and National  Agriculture, Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) benefiting.  

The capacity building sessions were held on October 25 – 28, 2021 at the Soil and Plant  Testing Laboratory located at the University’s Johns Science Centre. The event was  organised and facilitated by the Director of the University of Guyana Berbice Campus,  Professor Gomathinayagam Subramanian, with support from the Ministry of  Agriculture, the Ministry of Education and GuySuCo.  

At the opening ceremony, remarks were made on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture by, Dr. Richard Blair; UG’s Chancellor, Professor Edward Green; UG’s Vice Chancellor, XI, Professor Paloma Mohamed Martin; Dean of the Faculty of  Agriculture, Dr. Lawrence Lewis; Director of the Agriculture Centre for GuySuCo, Mr.  Gavin Ramnarain; Chief Executive Officer of the Nand Persaud Group of Companies,  Mr. Mohindra Persaud and Chairman of Region 6, Mr. David Armogan.  

In their remarks, the various speakers lauded the initiative and urged that participants  use the skills and expertise gained to contribute to national development and to begin  to think about developing their capacity further to link with regional and global  developments. 

At the closing ceremony, remarks were made by UG’s Vice-Chancellor, IX, Professor  Paloma Mohamed Martin; Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Dr. Troy Thomas;  Director of the Agriculture Centre for GuySuCo, Mr. Gavin Ramnarain; Chief  Executive Officer of the Nand Persaud Group of Companies, Mr. Mohindra Persaud  and two guest speakers – Dr. Leslie Ramsammy, Advisor to the Ministry of Health and  Dr. Vishwa Mahadeo, Director General, Ministry of Health.  

In their remarks, the speakers acknowledged the significant impact that UG, in  collaboration with one of its major stakeholders, the Nand Persaud Group of  Companies is making towards skills training and capacity building and urged the  university to continue its role in human resource development.  

Participants expressed their gratitude for the training and indicated that they would  like to benefit from more such initiatives in order to build their capacity which would  help them to function more efficiently in their area of work.  

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Participants from the Microbiology Training along with officials from the University  of Guyana Berbice Campus, Nand Persaud Group of Companies, Agriculture Centre  for GuySuCo, and the Ministry of Health.  

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