President David Granger following his meeting with executives of the University of Guyana Students Society assured the youths that most of their problems raised would be dealt with by the time the next academic year starts.
Present for the two- hour long meeting which took place on Thursday (April 14) was outgoing UGSS President, Joshua Griffith and his successor, Ron Glasgow among others.
A statement from the Ministry of the President reports says the Head of State assured the young men that it was his intention to “try to rectify these (problems) before the next semester.”
President Granger also committed to engaging the Minister of Finance in the presence of the University’s Vice Chancellor and Chancellor along with the Education Minister given the gravity of their concerns.
Among the issues raised was the lack of lecturers, lack of furniture in the classrooms, the presence of animals on campus, lack of recreational facilities, absence of practical assessments and functioning and equipped laboratories for first and second year students, what are considered unhelpful policies of the University and the perception of lack of respect and regard for the welfare of students by the University’s administration.
Earlier in the month students from the Turkeyen Campus staged two days of protests against the conditions at the University, it was then that the Ministry of the Presidency confirmed that the Head of State would meet with the UGSS to hear their concerns.