UG signs contract for consultancy to enhance operations

The University of Guyana and Trevor Hamilton & Associates of Jamaica last week Friday signed a contract under which the firm will conduct a consultancy titled “Review and Enhancement of the Regulatory Framework for the Improvement of Operations at the University of Guyana”.

The consultancy is being financed by the Caribbean Development Bank, a news release from UG said.

Planning Officer in the Office of Resource Mobilisation and Planning, Andrea London, is quoted as saying that “The objective of the consultancy is to enhance UG’s capacity to carry out its day-to-day operations and to enhance its capacity to effectively undertake its role as a national tertiary education institution in the 21st Century.”

The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of eight months.

The release stated further that the consultancy will essentially involve the review and development of  the regulatory framework and development of appropriate regulations and policy recommendations to address issues critical to the university’s operations.

There will also be a review of the process improvement background, organisational efficiency and effectiveness of the university’s operations; a review of the financial processes and regulations; and the recommending of procedures, systems and structures to undergird the operation of critical areas which impact on the organisational effectiveness of the university.

London further stated that as  part of its activity, the consultants will meet with various stakeholders.  Interested persons desirous of contributing to the process will be provided an opportunity to do so, the release added.  Persons may contact London on telephone 222-2932 for further information.

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