UG tuition fee deadline relaxed

says it is not ‘demanding’ fees from students during COVID-19 closure

DPI, Guyana, Monday, May 25, 2020

The University of Guyana has relaxed its tuition payment deadlines amid concerns about COVID-19 and its impact on students and staff.

While the physical campus has been closed since March 12, simultaneous online lectures are held for every Faculty and School that is a part of the University.

The Transitional Management Committee (TMC) of the University of Guyana in a press statement has noted that while some students are paying tuition and fees, it recognises that some students may experience difficulty during these uncertain times.

Citing an email sent by UG’s Registry Department to the student body relating to tuition, transcripts and other fees, the University said: “The note from the Registry mentioned no deadline and should not be read as a demand for payment of fees.”

There is currently no deadline on fee payment.

See text of full release below:– 

 

The Transitional Management Committee (TMC) of the University of Guyana advises that UG is not demanding tuition fees from students at this time.

However, due to various queries in the last week, a blanket note was sent by the Registry Division via UG’s internal Students Records Management Systems (SRMS) on May 22, 2020 in response to those queries, explaining what new online procedures are now in place to facilitate payments during this period.

It should be noted that persons still need such documents as transcripts, letters and so on. In addition, some students are paying fees since all student means are not uniformed. However, for those who are experiencing difficulty, all deadlines have been relaxed thus far.

The note from the Registry mentioned no deadline and should not be read as a demand for payment of fees.

The TMC wishes to reiterate to students that there is currently no enforced deadline for payment of fees and the University has not and is not demanding fees at this time and in these circumstances.  It is hoped that this clarification brings relief to any student to whom the situation was not clear.

Please also be guided to refer to the University’s HRMIS, SRMS and official website for further updates and all official notifications.

The University (staff and students) are currently in safe mode, and the administration is working to support students as far as possible during this period. END.

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