UG & GTT sign MOU for students to pay fees via MMG app

DPI, GUYANA, FRIDAY, July 14, 2017

University of Guyana (UG) students can now pay their dormitory, application, general and graduation fees using the Guyana Telephone Telegraph (GTT) Mobile Money application.

Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of Guyana, Professor Ivelaw Griffith and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) after signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two entities. Also in the picture are members of staff of UG and GTT.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed today, between UG and GTT is a new initiative to improve services, Vice Chancellor(VC) and Principal of the University, Ivelaw Griffith said.

Professor Griffith added that there are a number of benefits to this new initiative. He explained that the service is a convenience factor for the student. Additionally, there is the benefit of financial savings for students who have to travel to pay tuition fees, which has a transportation cost attached.

The VC said that with the university’s increasing overseas population, the service is a timely one. He highlighted that 60 percent of current students at the University are cash paying students.

GTT’s Chief Executive Officer Justin Nedd said, all current and past students have to do to repay their tuition loans is to enter their UG registration number, the amount they would like to pay and press send after the application would have been downloaded from thee Goggle Play Applications Store. “It is easy as 1, 2, 3,” Nedd added.

The University of Guyana continues to launch and implement a number of initiatives to improve and enhance the quality of education and services offered.

 

By: Babreila Patram

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