UG to reopen following removal of asbestos
Following the removal of residual asbestos from the Turkeyen Campus, officials at the University of Guyana have declared that classes will resume in mid-November and the 2008 convocation exercise will be held in mid –December , once the campus is certified safe.
According to officials at the University, operations will resume as soon as the Ministry of Education, through its consultants indicate that the sanitization exercise is done to universally acceptable standards.
It is anticipated that this process will take no less than seven days, beginning three days after the campus is certified safe and handed over to the University’s administration. This will be followed by further registration for the academic year 2008/2009 and supplemental examinations for a period of two weeks.
The buildings on the campus which had to be locked down for the past 4 months, following the asbestos removal, will also have to be restocked and cleaned.
Since the evacuation of the Turkeyen Campus in July this year, operations have been ongoing at different locations off campus and special arrangements were put in place to accommodate students and their welfare.
The university prompted this massive asbestos removal exercise after realizing the possible health risks it poses to students and the wider University community.
The removal of asbestos from the turkeyen Campus was done to the tune of $ 2 million and was undertaken by the Guyana Government.