Dec 10, 2015 News
An alliance is being sought between the University of Guyana (UG) and China’s Minjiang University.
The Minjiang University (MJU) is a public full-time multi-disciplinary undergraduate and post graduate institute. It is located in Fuzhou, the capital city of the Fujian Province of the People’s Republic of China.
The offer to forge an alliance with the local University was proposed to City Mayor Hamilton Green earlier this week. Green, who is currently on an official visit to Fuzhou, disclosed that the Chinese Institute has expressed considerable interest to collaborate with UG.
Vice Chancellor of the Minjiang University disclosed this intention during bilateral discussions with Mayor Green.
In sharing his belief that the offer is timely, the City Mayor recalled that “His Excellency the President of Guyana, Brigadier David Granger, has made it clear that under his government, enough emphasis will be placed on developing the education sector, which will in turn, increase the capacity of Guyana’s human resources.”
The Mayor also made reference to a promise made by Minister of Education Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine to – over the next five years – transform the national University, whereby it meets international standards.
Minister Roopnaraine, soon after assuming the portfolio of Minister of Education, had told this publication during an interview that he was prepared to accept a failure grade “if at the end of five years, the University of Guyana is not a thriving University that can meet international standards; I would have considered that I would have failed.”
Green is convinced that an alliance with China would help significantly to achieve the goal envisaged by both President Granger and the Minister of Education.
The city of Fuzhou shares a ‘sister city’-type relationship with Georgetown. Green, since his arrival in Fuzhou, has spent several hours on the Minjiang University grounds touring the modern campus, and observing the students undertaking their programmes of study in a state-of-the-art learning facility.
The Minjiang University enrolls students from all over the People’s Republic of China, and at present has over 18,000 full-time students that are studying on campus, including over 12,000 who are engaged in undergraduate programmes.
According to Green, the Vice Chancellor of the University is proposing to share with UG their balanced multidisciplinary student training systems, particularly in the areas of Chinese Language and other Foreign Languages. However, other subject areas under consideration are: Mathematics, Physics and Electronic Information Engineering, Computer Science, Tourism, Management, Garment Design and Engineering, Art, Geography, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, History, Law, Public Economics and Finance, and Music.
With the ever evolving global status of China, within trade, tourism and education, study in China is seeing huge increases in popularity.
According to that nation’s Ministry of Education, some 377,000 international students were studying in China in 2014, while over nine million students took the national university entrance examination, making China home to one of the largest education systems in the world.
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