Minister Norton meets UG officials -Efforts begin to improve Sports at the institution

December 20, 2018 – Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton on Monday met with the University of Guyana’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Ivelaw Griffith and other officials of the tertiary institution to discuss the advancement of the Sports Programme at the tertiary institution.

Minister of Social Cohesion with Responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. George Norton, receiving some tokens from UG’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith.

The meeting, which was held at the Vice-Chancellor’ s office also received inputs from Director of Sports, Christopher Jones and UG’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Philanthropy, Alumni and Civic Engagement, Dr. Paloma Mohamed.

Resulting from the meeting, was the formation of a working group tasked with addressing the most immediate sports challenges faced by the university.

Minister Norton, who also holds the responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, expressed concern that young, talented athletes are often discovered at the level of the National Schools’ Championship, but would vanish from the field after entering tertiary education institutions.

“We want to change that. We want to be able to nurture our sporting talents. We want to ensure that out sports girls and boys become vibrant sportswomen and men – fully capable of propelling the industry to new heights,” Minister Norton said.

The Working Group is expected to have its first meet on Wednesday, December 18, 2018.

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