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MOPT is mulling development of animation industry

MOPT is mulling development of animation industry

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 23:48

The Ministry of Public Telecommunications is examining the further development of an animation industry in Guyana.

This was disclosed, today Minister Cathy Hughes at the inaugural Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference.

The Minister told the gathering that the development of an animation industry will provide further investment opportunities for the country and will also foster new entrepreneurs and employment opportunities.


Coding course launched to encourage more girls in ICT field

Coding course launched to encourage more girls in ICT field

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 00:14

Over 40 young girls will over the next 12 weekends undergo training in coding as part of an initiative to encourage and nurture their participation in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) field.

The opening session of the Guyanese Girls Code programme, which is an initiative of the Ministry of Public Telecommunications in collaboration with the National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD) and the University of Guyana (UG), was held yesterday at the Education Lecture Theatre at the Turkeyen Campus.


Broadcasters encouraged to be responsible

Broadcasters encouraged to be responsible

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 19:44

Local broadcasters were charged to more responsible and cognizant of the effect their words have on listeners when on-air.

Minister of Public Telecommunications, Catherine Hughes delivered the charge Tuesday last, at the University of Guyana, Centre of Communications’ panel discussion on ‘Careers in Broadcasting’.


University of Guyana prepares to switch on radio station

University of Guyana prepares to switch on radio station

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 09:41

The teaching of broadcasting and the production of quality content are set to receive a major boost when the University of Guyana (UG) switches on its radio station by next year Easter, the tertiary institution announced in unveiling the project on Wednesday.

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Philanthropy, Alumni and Civic Engagement), Professor Paloma Mohamed, said the project would cost US$79,000.


UG and Theatre Guild receive donation of 375 chairs

UG and Theatre Guild receive donation of 375 chairs

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 05:32

DPI, GUYANA, Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Minister of Public Telecommunications, Catherine Hughes today donated a number of chairs to the University of Guyana and Theatre Guild. The chairs were taken from the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC) which is currently being renovated.

Minister Hughes said that with the ongoing rehabilitation of the ACCC, the Ministry decided to donate the chairs that would no longer be needed at the centre. “We decided that we would donate those chairs to two organisations.”


UG’s Tain, Turkeyen campuses now digitally connected with teleconferencing platform

UG’s Tain, Turkeyen campuses now digitally connected with teleconferencing platform

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 20:47

Students from the University of Guyana’s Tain Campus can now access courses offered at the University’s Turkeyen Campus without leaving Berbice. This is now possible with the launch of the Teleconferencing Platform, which connects the two campuses.

UG, in collaboration with the Public Telecommunications Ministry, on Monday launched the Teleconferencing Platform at the Centre for Information Technology (CIT), Turkeyen Campus.


UG's Tain and Turkeyen's capacity boosted with commissioning of Teleconferencing Platform

UG's Tain and Turkeyen's capacity boosted with commissioning of Teleconferencing Platform

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 08:17

University of Guyana Tain and Turkeyen’s students will now be able to access local and international classes from their respective locations. This was revealed today when the University of Guyana officially launched its Teleconferencing Platform at the Centre for Information Technology (CIT), Turkeyen Campus.


Ministry, UG clinch MoU for ICT upgrade

Ministry, UG clinch MoU for ICT upgrade

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 19:52

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed yesterday between the Minister of Public Telecommunications, Catherine Hughes and the Vice Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Ivelaw Griffith, for the upgrade of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) platforms on all University of Guyana (UG) Campuses.


UG, Gov’t to sign MoU to upgrade internet at UG campuses

UG, Gov’t to sign MoU to upgrade internet at UG campuses

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 06:41

The National Data Management Authority (NDMA) of the Ministry of Public Telecommunications and the University of Guyana will soon co-sign a vital agreement to significantly upgrade the internet and other ICT platforms on all University of Guyana campuses and Centres around the country.

This collaboration which began in late 2016 involved highest level negotiations between Minister of Public Telecommunications, Catherine Hughes, and Vice Chancellor, Professor Dr. Ivelaw Griffith.