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UG To Improve Its Standards Then Look For Government Funds

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With calls coming from Vice Chancellor of the University of Guyana Professor Lawrence Carrington for the administration to increase the University’s annual subvention by $250M,- the Government has decided, that it will not let into these calls, until UG deals with the many quality assurance issues it presently have.

These remarks were made by Minister of Education Shaik Baksh on Thursday while responding to concerns raised by Carrington in a recent report.

The University’s Vice Chancellor had pointed out that the institution is currently in a dire financial situation which has been reflected by an annual deficit of $150M for the last three years-a situation which he believes is as a result of the lack of financial support from the Government. But as far as the Minister is concerned, once UG review its programs it will be able to cut cost.

The education Minister further pointed to the University’s strategic plan for the period 2009-2010 saying that Carrington and his team failed to address the concerns and recommendations made by the administration on sections of the plan. The Minister said to date; he is still waiting on the amended version of the plan.

Carrington – A Trinidadian national, who assumed the office of Vice chancellor more than two years ago, said he believes a whole lot more needs to be done to bring UG on par with other Universities in the region and at the global level- a concern he raised with the administration a while ago.

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