The man at the helm of the University of Guyana wants to raise the standards of the institution – 7th Mar 2013
The re-branding of Guyana’s lone University is a critical as part of the newly elected Principal and Vice Chancellor tenure.
On Thursday, Professor Jacob Opadeyi outlined his structural reform vision for tertiary institution.
Professior Opadeyi said at the moment the University is facing significant challenges and this has affected its transformation.
He said a major part of his administration is to increase the University offerings which include a curriculum review every five years, having external examiners for setting examinations and second marking of scripts.
The reform according to Professor Opadeyi, is aimed at bringing the University to international standards.
Professor Opadeyi said for the University programmes to come to fruition, he will be forging private sector partnerships.
He said also there is a possibility that there will be a increase in the current tuition fees.
Meanwhile, President of UG Student Society, Ganesh Mahipaul said, while the Vice Chancellor’s plans are novel and is needed to make the University competitive, any talks for increasing fees have to come after there are institutional reforms.
Before taking up the post at the University of Guyana, Professer Opadeyi was a senior lecturer at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus.