UG must be worthy of business sector support – VC

The wholehearted support of the business community for the University of Guyana is unlikely to be forthcoming in circumstances where the institution provides little if any meaningful evidence of its worthiness of that support, Vice Chancellor Professor Ivelaw Griffith has said.

In an extended interview recorded at the institution’s Turkeyen Campus earlier this week (and which will be published in full in the Guyana Review later this month), Griffith said the falling away in the quality of UG’s output had raised searching questions about its automatic entitlement to the support of the private sector.

Asserting that there can be no expectation that the business community’s backing for UG can be unconditional, Griffith said such support had to be measured against the extent to which the university provided reciprocity for the private sector. “We have had the ….