GEORGETOWN, Guyana, April 20, 2017 (CMC) – A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed to boost Information Communication Technology (ICT) platforms at the Turkeyen campus of the University of Guyana (UG).
The MOU was signed, yesterday, by Minister of Public Telecommunications, Catherine Hughes, and University of Guyana’s Principal and Vice Chancellor, Professor Dr. Ivelaw Griffith.
According to Hughes, one of the major goals of the Ministry of Public Telecommunications is to better equip UG, so as to provide broadband internet access to students and lecturers.
She said it is an exciting time for the e-government unit and the Ministry of Public Telecommunications, as the unit has been able to create a wireless fibre optic ring, to connect the university onto the e-government fibre optic network.
Hughes explained that another focus of the Ministry will be to ensure that many locations within the university have internet access at a level that facilitates productivity and expansion.
She said that in the next two weeks, “we will gather and show you a real demonstration because our unit, and Ministry, will be handing over to UG, a video-conferencing facility.”
The facility will allow all three campuses of UG to interact in live real-time.
“We want to make sure that we are investing, as much as possible, and dealing with some of the challenges that we know the university faces,” she said.