The University of Guyana (UG) on Tuesday said there would be no face to face classes for the first semester of the new academic year as a result of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

“Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 the institution will continue to work in a safe mode online with essential services being performed on the University’s campuses,” UG said in a statement, adding that it would offer its courses (online) for Semester 1 of the 2020/2021 academic year.

It said that the new academic year is scheduled to begin on October 5 and that registration for new and continuing students will take place from August 31 to September 30.

UG said orientation will be conducted online from October 5,-9 and the first day of classes will be three days later.

The university said that the examination period for Semester 1 will be held from January 25, 2021, to February 13, 2021, and that the Semester is scheduled to end on February 13, next year

It said regarding Semester 2, the situation will be reviewed and updated accordingly.

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