Minister Norton meets UG officials

– efforts begin to improve sports at institution

Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton on Monday met with the Vice Chancellor and other officials of the University of Guyana (UG) to discuss the advancement of the Sports Programme at the tertiary institution.
The meeting, which was held at the office of the Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith, also received input from Director of Sport, Christopher Jones and UG’s Deputy Vice Chancellor for Philanthropy, Alumni and Civic Engagement, Dr Paloma Mohamed.
Birthed from the auspicious meeting was the formation of a working group tasked

Social Cohesion Minister with responsibility for culture, youth and sport, Dr George Norton (left) receiving some tokens from UG Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith

with addressing the most immediate sports challenges faced by the University.
Minister Norton, who also holds responsibility for culture, youth and sport, expressed concern that young, talented athletes were often discovered at the level of the National Schools’ Championship, but would vanish from the field after entering tertiary institutions.
“We want to change that. We want to be able to nurture our sporting talents. We want to ensure that our sports girls and boys become vibrant sports women and men – fully capable of propelling the industry to new heights.”
The working group was expected to have its first meeting today, Wednesday, December 18.