Online degree programmes may soon be a reality at the University of Guyana – 11th Apr 2013
This year’s national budget has a sum of 50 million dollars earmarked for that programme.
Student Representative, Ganesh Mahipaul said the student body welcomes the effort to provide online programmes but at the same time hopes it could attract more local students to the university.
Students for some time have expressed concern about the timing of programmes being offered at the country’s only tertiary institution, since students working and studying find it harder to attend classes.
Mahipaul also believes that the administration continues to suppress the University when it comes to financial support.
The budgetary allocation is also expected to provide funding for the completion and rehabilitation of buildings, the construction of fences and upgrading of UG’s sewerage system.
New laboratory equipment is expected to be purchased with the aim of improving the operation and efficiency as well as the facilities at the University. In this year’s budget the University of Guyana is to receive 1.7 billion dollars.