Petroleum engineering programme to be introduced at UG

first_imgIn the wake of a massive oil find in Guyana, the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus, will soon be offering a Petroleum Engineering course in colloboration with the University of Guyana, Education Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine has disclosed.Speaking with Guyana Times on Tuesday, Dr Roopnaraine stated that he is currently in engagement with the UWI’s principal and they have agreed to move forward with the programme. He indicated that arrangements would be in place as early as the start of the semester in September.Recently, in the National Assembly, the Education Minister had revealed his intentions for the programme. He stated that he had held a meeting with the Principal of UWI, St Augustine campus, Dr Clement Sankat, to discuss developing a petroleum engineering education programme that would prepare Guyana for the human resource challenge of running its impending oil industry in the near future.Petroleum engineering is the study of the cost-effective extraction of oil, gas and other natural resources from the earth. It is expert through the design, drilling and operation of wells and the incorporated administration of subversive reservoirs.Roopnaraine was at the time speaking about Guyana’s human resource problem and its brain drain. He had stated that one of the major challenges of the Education Ministry is the development of human resources to facilitate Guyana’s growth.He posited that it is crucial that the government be inventive and develop a strategy for human resource expansion.last_img read more

Man United youngster hoping for Premier League opportunity after sealing Leicester loan switch

first_img1 Manchester United youngster Nick Powell Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell does not expect to walk straight in to the Leicester City side after agreeing to join them on loan for the season.Powell moved to Old Trafford from Crewe in 2012 for around £6million and spent last season on loan at Wigan where he scored the club’s first ever European goal.But, despite his pedigree, he does not expect to stroll in to Nigel Pearson’s first-team which has made a promising start despite their failure to win a match yet this season.The Foxes have two points from three games after well-fought draws against Everton and Arsenal.“I could go to the Championship and play week-in-week-out, but the Premier League is the next step and I feel like Leicester gave me that opportunity,” he told the club’s official website.“It’s a good squad – it’s powerful and has pace and is well structured and organised. I’m hoping that I’ll do well in the Premier League – the aim is to stay up.“I’ve had a chat with the manager and he said I’ve got to fit into the team and do what the boys do. I’m best suited in the No.10, in behind to get a bit of space, turn and go for the attacking option.“I can play in a number of positions – I’ll just have to try and find which one suits me best at Leicester. I’ve got to earn my way into the team first – it’s not given to you – that’s the first step.”last_img read more