Life in Guyana is breath-taking natural landscape, and a colorful capital city brimming with nightlife, shopping, historical sites, and dining opportunities.
Guyana is an independent country situated in South America. Though Guyana is not located in the Caribbean, it has strong relations with the Caribbean Community – also known as CARICOM or CC and regarded as a Caribbean country. Guyanese cricketers play for the Cricket Team of West Indies which culminates 7000 islands and a prominent part of the Caribbean!
Education in Guyana
Student Life in Guyana has nearly total literacy. Education is compulsory through age 15. Primary and secondary instruction are separate, although the lack of facilities makes it necessary to hold some secondary classes in primary schools. In 1976 the government assumed full responsibility for education from nursery school to university. Government authority Guyana was then extended over the church and private primary schools to improve education quality in the country.
Student Life in Guyana
Knowing that our students are from all walks of life and social settings, our hostel facilities are equipped in such a way that no student will feel displaced from their homes. The Hostels are well maintained with international standards and is available to both boys and girls. Here is what our resident students enjoy:
- Seperate hostel for boys and girls which is spacious, air-conditioned, and well-furnished with all the comforts of being at home
- The accommodation is just walking distance away from the University campus and is secure, safe and highly comfortable
- Each room is equipped with modern conveniences like fridge, Wi-Fi etc. to make the life of resident students easy and smooth-going
- Paid laundry can be availed within the hostel premises. Students can opt for their preferred two-sharing rooms
- Our students enjoy savoury and delicious dishes from the appetizing Indian and Guyanese cuisines
- The University also provides transport facilities by arranging buses for our residential students
Cultural sites in Georgetown are center concentrated. The city’s Guyana Museum includes the Guyana City Zoo, which has an impressive collection of animals, including harpy eagles and manatees. The Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology, also in the capital, contains artifacts of the country’s various indigenous cultures which add richness and heritage to Guyana Life.
Healthcare in Guyana
Guyanese Government ensures that the people are provided with good healthcare in both the public and private sectors. The government-funded public healthcare system in Guyana is well distributed throughout the country and is available for foreigners and nationals. The Guyanese Ministry of Health ensures that quality, reliable public health organizations and medical health clinics are easily accessible and available for the majority of residents in Guyana and are constantly improving their healthcare system for the welfare of the people.
Food and Social Culture
Daily life in Guyana revolves around family groups; notably, the matriarchal family among Afro-Guyanese contrasts with the patriarchal South Asian family. Daily dress normally does not differentiate one group from another. Guyana’s cuisine includes a perfect blend of South American, Asian, and Chinese dishes that make liberal use of fiery locally grown chilies and fresh tropical fruits and vegetables. A typical Guyanese dish is a pepperpot, a stew made of meat (contains usually beef, mutton, or pork), potatoes, and peppers laced with cassareep (a sauce concocted from cassava juice and spices).
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Guyana’s climate is warm and tropical throughout the year. The rainfall is generally high for most of the year, as is the humidity. December to January and May to June are the rainy seasons, while in coastal areas the climate is tempered by sea breezes.
English is the official language of Guyana and is widely spoken by all Guyanese. Apart from English, Guyanese Creole (an English-based creole with African and East Indian syntax) is widely spoken in Guyana.
Guyanese dollar is the currency. Its represented by GYD. Its an easily convertible currency with major foreign currencies.
Georgetown is the capital of Guyana
Guyana capital city of Georgetown is very well connected with major airports in the region and major international destinations. International and regional airlines fly quite frequently to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport ( GEO ), also called Dr. Cheddi Jagan International Airport (IATA: GEO, ICAO: SYCJ) at Georgetown. It is situated at Linden, about 41 km south of Georgetown, the capital city of Guyana. Set on the right bank of Demerara River, Cheddi Jagan International Airport serves to Georgetown and neighbouring areas. Some of the major airlines flying to Georgetown are:
- Trans Guyana Airways
- Blue Wing Airlines
- Caribbean Airlines
- Delta Airlines
- Roraima Airways
- Skyservice Airlines
- Xtra Airways
Guyana is located on the northern mainland of South America, sharing its borders with Brazil, Suriname and Venezuela. Due to its regional similarity, Guyana is also a part of CARICOM community (Caribbean region)
Visa for Guyana can be obtained from the counsulate or embassy of Guyana in your country or your neighbouring countries. Our Admission Team is always available to get your visa before you travel.
Guyana has a rich flora and fauna and is frequented by tourists from across the world. Some of the major attractions are:
- Kaieteuer Falls
- Demerara Distillers
- Guyana national Museum
- Canopy Walkway
- St.George Cathedral
- Botanical Gardens
- City hall
- Roy Geddes steel pan musuem
- Pandama retreat and winery
Guyana has always had a stable economy with impressive foreign investment. But the country now recently seen a boom into its economy, thanks to the start of oil production. As per IMF, Guyana will have an economic growth of 86% in 2020, highest in the world. Apart from oil, The economy is also dependent upon the export of sugar, gold, bauxite, shrimp, timber, and rice.