Reform higher education to produce job creators

-UG Vice-Chancellor candidate

A paradigm shift is needed in the education system to produce job-creators and not solely job-seekers, according to University of Guyana (UG) Vice-Chancellor candidate Professor Muniram Budhu, who says wide acceptance and funding are critical for the success of reforms.

“I’m under no illusion that education reforms will be easy and inexpensive but failure to make education reforms is not an option… we have to go beyond talk-the-talk and walk-the-walk,” Professor Budhu told a small gathering at the Turkeyen Campus’ Education Lecture Theatre on Thursday, during his presentation, ‘Weaving education into the social fabric of small developing economies.’

Budhu, Professor of Geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, in the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, at the University of Arizona, in the United States, was the last of the four candidates shortlisted for the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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