University of Guyana looks to the private sector to help fund its operations and refashion its curriculum – 30th Apr 2013
University of Guyana Vice- Chancellor, Professor Jacob Opadeyi said, the Private Sector is being looked at as a major partner to help the University of Guyana achieve its objectives of offering a quality education to its students.
At a recent forum of an engineering body, it was lamented that the University was not preparing the Graduates for innovations beyond a certain level and according to the Vice-Chancellor, there is a concerted effort to improve the standards of the courses being offered by UG.
Speaking of opportunities, Professor Opadeyi said one of these is to offer programmes for senior and mid-career persons who may not necessarily want to do a degree programme.
Professor Opadeyi was appointed Vice-Chancellor in January and has sought to reform the administration of UG since his appointment. He has also publicly expressed a desire to increase student fees as part of increasing the University’s revenue base.
In this year’s budget, UG has been allocated just over GUY $621M.