UGSS makes bid for lowering of facilities fees

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UG1[www.inewsguyana.com] – The University of Guyana Students Society (UGSS) is making a bid to the University’s council for there to be a comprehensive constitutional reform process and an immediate lowering of facilities fees.

The UGSS in a letter to the council stated that the students want an immediate reduction of the facilities fee from $50,000 to $30,000 applicable from academic year 2015-2016.

“Additionally, the Students of the University of Guyana call for a refund of not less than GYD $15,000 per student enrolled during the academic year 2014-2015 payable immediately,” the letter stated.

UGSS said that this is owing to the absence of decisions by the Learning Resource Committee to the allocation of the Learning Resource Fee; the inability to appropriately allocate spending of this fee to the benefit of every student in an environment of consultation and inclusion, and the failure to fulfil all promised allocations of the Facilities Fee inter alia.

The student society also noted “the prevailing deplorable conditions and facilities at the University of Guyana and the Administration’s evidently poor management of especially our financial resources.”

This is the concrete opinion of the University of Guyana students, determined by unanimous decisions at the Society’s Historic General Meeting. UGSS stated that for more than five decades the University has provided opportunity for the highest level of educational attainment locally, well within the tens of thousands have improved their knowledge, understanding and qualifications and for this we thank you.

“We, the students, do not seek handouts, neither do we subscribe to irrational and unreasonable approaches, we only ask to be treated fairly and respectfully as fellow academics; for the future of our dear land of Guyana, all we seek is Respect and Academic Justice,” the letter stated.

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