UG launches School of Entrepreneurship, Business Innovation
The University of Guyana on Friday launched its School of Entrepreneur and Business Innovation (SEBI) which seeks to educate and develop entrepreneurial, innovative leaders and managers with the needed skill.
SEBI will contribute to the development of an entrepreneurial and innovative culture in Guyana, through its training, lecture series, research and outreach efforts.
The school’s programmes will facilitate significant cross-discipline collaboration, allowing students in other areas to participate in studies and projects on agro-processing, healthcare management, creative arts management, and environmental management, just to name a few.
SEBI’s student philosophy is built around developing students with high standards of professionalism, academics, character, engagement and services.
Speaking at the launch, Vice Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Ivelaw Griffith said the launch of SEBI is a historic event not only for the University but for the nation.
“This is not only historic for the University but for the nation and the world at large. What we are doing here with the community, with the policymakers, with people in the region and beyond is creating opportunity for not only entrepreneurship in thinking, not only entrepreneurship in dreaming but entrepreneurship in doing,” Griffith said.
The new programme sought to embrace a wider community by providing a place for students of the Caribbean to also study at the facility.
However, the school has gone beyond the Caribbean Community and even met the ears of the Ambassador of Mexico to Guyana, Ivan Medel who delivered congratulatory remarks.
“From its inception, it was a step in the right direction in the moving efforts to jump start Guyana’s economic development and as it brings together academia and the Private Sector, Georgetown and the hinterland, overseas-based Guyanese and the many friends that Guyana has in the Region and indeed around the world,” Medel congratulated.
Following other congratulatory remarks, the banner of SEBI was unveiled declaring the school officially open.