Nearly a hundred students have staged a peaceful protest in front of the University of Guyana's Turkeyen Campus Administration building, remonstrating for an accredited medical school and improved facilities on the campus’s Natural Sciences Faculty, while the UGSS President Joshua Griffith criticized the government for playing politics with their education.
“UG students matter…no students, no pay slips!” “Respect our education,” “UG raise your standard,” and After 50 years no standard and increased fees?” were scribbled across the placards held up by medical students, medical technology students and other Natural Sciences students at the protest.
Criticizing the poor services offered at the local university, students lamented the government for not listening to them and rendering the assistance they promised when they gained office.
The students complained that they did not contend when their facility fees were raised last year because they knew that “better” was needed, but now for some reason or the other facilities remain lacking.
The students complained about late awards of student loans, the medical school accreditation being stripped from the university and poor laboratory facilities