Registration, the issuance of transcripts and everything in between, will now flow smoothly for the students of the University of Guyana, following the commissioning of a new registry building at the Turkeyen Campus.The new registry building, Turkeyen CampusAccording to Vice Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Ivelaw Griffith, the building aims to benefit the registry staff and students of the Turkeyen University. “Is it necessarily all that we want? No. But it is much better than what we have had, allowing us to enable our staff to be in a place of comfort and enabling us to have the students be served in a place of comfort,” Professor Griffith is quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying.Meanwhile, University of Guyana Student Society (UGSS) President Norwel Hinds said the new building should also serve to encourage the renewal of services being provided.“Although it serves (the building) the practical purpose of consolidating services and consolidating your focus on student services in particular, it also serves as a symbolic indicator on the focus on renewal for campus, the forging of new attitude consistent with the philosophy of servant leadership,” Hinds posited.Immediate Past Registrar of the University, Vincent Alexander, in noting his satisfaction at witnessing the building come to fruition, outlined several changes made over the past few years and the importance of a registry for students attending the university.
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