UG addresses alleged breach of COVID-19 protocols

The University of Guyana (UG) has noted that the tertiary institution is acting immediately to address possible breaches of its internal COVID-19 protocols.
The University, in a release to the press, stated that it has received and investigated a “selfie” video purported to be of some of its students engaging in activities that contradict the institution’s protocols.
Although the University had transitioned into “safe mode” back in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, some students were still to complete practical aspects of their programmes as a requirement to graduate and as such, were permitted on campus.
UG had, however, developed strict protocols to ensure the safety of its students and staff. These protocols mandated that handshakes, fist bumps, hugs, and other forms of physical interaction were prohibited.
In addition, the protocols had also catered for adequate ventilation in classrooms, proper seating and the provision of supplies such as water, sanitisers, and soaps to ensure the campus remained safe amid the pandemic.
The administration had expressed its disappointment in the students for breaching the protocols, and noted that they would face disciplinary action under the Acts and Statutes of the University immediately.
The University reminds staff and students that there must be strict adherence to the protocols that can be found on its website.