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By Latoya Giles Secretary to the Cabinet, Dr. Roger Luncheon, has announced that the University of Guyana has shortlisted three Guyanese and one non national out of a total of 19 candidates who applied for the Vice Chancellor’s position.Dr Luncheon made the disclosure yesterday at his weekly press briefing at Office of the President.According to Dr Luncheon the interviews have begun. He noted that they will also have to undergo an evaluation. Those shortlisted are Dr Rory Fraser, a lecturer at the University of Alabama; Dr Jaipaul Singh, a lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire;  Dr. Munilall Budhu, a lecturer at the University of Arizona;  and Nigerian Jacob Opadeyi, a lecturer at the University of the West Indies.The Cabinet Secretary noted that the interviews should conclude at the end of November and an appointment should follow.Dr Rory Fraser earned his Ph.D in 1993, at the Pennsylvania State University. He has teachings in Forest Economics, Natural Resources Policy, Environmental Policy and Law, Cooperative Education. His research interests include identifying and addressing forestland owners’ needs, entrepreneurship in the forestry sector, community forestry and forest-based economic development.His work also involves examining the social and economic relationships between forests and people in rural Alabama,Guy Lafleur Canadiens Jersey, the role of minority landowners and entrepreneurs in forestry and forest products economies of the United States and the building of a forestry outreach programme for Alabama’s under-served woodland owners.He works closely with the National Network of Forest Practitioners, the Alabama Forestry Commission,Jared Cook Packers Jersey, the Federation of Southern Cooperatives and the Alabama Consortium in articulating opportunities for underrepresented minorities in forestry and service delivery to underserved forestland owners.Professor Jaipaul Singh received his first Doctor of Science degree last year and is based in the United Kingdom. Jaipaul is a University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) academic who became the first to receive the prestigious Doctor of Science degree (DSc).Singh has a long career based primarily at University of Central Lancashire.  He received the award based on his lifetime’s work on ‘Mechanisms associated with contractile responses in tissues and cells of the body in health and disease’.He is recognized as a pioneer and world–leading authority in his field and he has had a major and enduring influence on the development on both these fields of research.The post-doctoral award is given to people who are considered to be a world-leading authority in their field. Professor Singh, based in the School of Forensic and Investigative Sciences, graduated with a BSc from the University of Guyana before taking up a place to do a PhD at the University of St Andrews in 1974.On graduating in 1978 he held four research posts at the Universities of St Andrews, Dundee and Liverpool before joining what was then Preston Polytechnic,Detroit Lions Throwback Jersey, now UCLan, in 1984. In 1993 he was awarded his Professorship.The other applicant is a former lecturer at the University of Guyana, Muniram Budhu . This newspaper was told that Budhu lectured in the faculty of technology. Kaieteur News understands that he is now a Professor at the University of Arizona.Budhu teaches  undergraduates and graduates in engineering, conduct research in civil engineering and tertiary education (focus areas: geomechanics, engineering mechanics, groundwater, land subsidence, earth fissures,hydraulic engineering, distance and online education, foundation engineering, digital library), doctorate and MS advising.The last applicant is Dr. Jacob Opadeyi a Nigerian lecturer who is based at the University of the West Indies. Dr. Opadeyi obtained his MBA (Executive) at The University of the West Indies in 1999, his Ph.D in Geomatics in 1994 and M.Eng in Surveying Engineering in 1988 both at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada, his M.Sc., Surveying University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria, 1985, and his B.Sc., Surveying (First Class Honors), University of Lagos,NCAA Football Jerseys, Lagos, Nigeria, 1984.He was the Head of Department of Surveying and Land Information during the period of 1995-1999 and a Consultant to the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands and Marine Resources, Trinidad & Tobago from 1995 to1999. He is also the author of “Land and water resources management in the Caribbean” CARDI CTA by C. L. Paul and J. Opadeyi, (eds) (2001) and has several publications in The West Indian Journal of Engineering. He lectures at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago.Earlier in the year Professor Compton Bourne had resigned from the university. The resignation was welcomed by the president of the UGSSA and the UGSSA. Prof. Bourne was re-appointed Chancellor recently,Jake Allen Jersey, much to the dissatisfaction of the UGSSA.
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