(Demerara Waves) President Irfaan Ali on Sunday night announced that his administration would be working to provide free education at the University of Guyana by the end of 2024.
The Head of State was at the time delivering a virtual address at the Guyana’s 50th Republic Awards Ceremony and Cultural Presentation organised by the Guyana Consulate in Canada.
President Ali told his audience that his Government is working on creating a 21st-century education system in the country.
“We are providing 20,000 scholarships. We hope to provide free education at the University of Guyana by the end of 2024. In our Emergency Budget for 2020, we made provisions for doubling the uniform allowance and increasing, by 50%, the cash grant per student from $10,000 to $15,000. We are committed to increasing this by almost 300% in the coming years,” he was quoted as saying in an Office of the President news release.
University of Guyana students can pay cash or through student loans from the Ministry of Finance.