By Prof. Edward Davis
October 28, 2016 (GEORGETOWN, Guyana) -- A study team consisting of Faculty and staff from the University of Guyana (UG), The University of the West Indies, and various U.S. Institutions, along with Guyanese business professionals and a UG student representative, convened October 27 – 28 to perform an initial assessment of the feasibility of establishing at the UG a School of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation (SEBI). The study team is chaired by Professor Edward Davis, Interim Dean of the Business School at Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia.
During their brief visit, the team has had the opportunity to hear from stakeholders, including entrepreneurs, corporations and UG faculty, to gauge their reactions regarding the establishment of the SEBI. The team has also toured the UG Turkeyen Campus, with one member visiting the Tain campus, to view facilities, including classrooms, faculty and staff offices, the technology centre, and on-campus student housing. Team members took the opportunity of their visit to interact briefly with students.
Over the coming weeks, the team will synthesize these initial findings to begin preparation of a feasibility report to be presented to UG Vice-Chancellor Ivelaw Griffith in early 2017.
The team thanks all of those who so graciously gave their ideas and thoughts about this very important initiative. The team also wishes to thank the Vice-Chancellor, his team and all of those from The UG for their openness in responding to our inquiries.
It is our pledge to provide our very best counsel for this important initiative for the UG, the country and the region.