New Food Science degree aiming to build skills base in productive sector

There was a prominent presence of Secondary School children at the recent event at the University of Guyana held to mark the launch of its Bachelor’s Degree programme in Food Science

With enhanced food security, increased food exports and the upgrading of skills in the food production sector generally regarded as targets Guyana must continue to focus on in the period ahead, this month’s launch of a Bachelor of Science Degree (BSc) in Food Science by the University of Guyana (UG), has caught the attention of a wide range of stakeholders.

They include both emerging businesses and established companies in the food production sector, as well as young Guyanese seeking to secure viable academic credentials that would better position them to secure gainful employment in a fast expanding industry.

Consistent with what, it is now clear, is the focus of the UG administration on honing a curriculum that would fashion the institution into a reservoir for delivering skills linked to both economic and intellectual growth, the new degree programme has been ‘a long time coming,’ Samantha Joseph of the university’s Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, told Stabroek Business during an interview on Tuesday…..

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