Texila American University news article in Sunday Chronicle-18th Mar 2012 on launching of a Nursing Course at TAU in partnership with the University of West of England.
Texila American University (TAU), launched in Guyana in September 2010, is progressing steadily. And with the first programme, the MD (Doctor of Medicine), up and running, the university is now fine-tuning arrangements for the introduction of a nursing programme to be conducted in collaboration with the University of the West of England (UWE).
Plans are afoot for the collabortive nursing programme to commence in April 2012. To this end, top officials of UWE recently visited the TAU’s campus facility, located at Woolford Avenue in Georgetown, with a view to making a formal review of the facilities and learning resources for the upcoming programme, which is to be conducted jointly by the two universities.
The visiting officials — Professor Helen Langton, the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean; and Professor Steven Neill, the Deputy Dean of the UWE (Faculty of Health Sciences) — arrived in Guyana on February 27 for a one-day visit, during which much was accomplished, according to Mr. Ashok Kumar, the International Operations Manager at TAU, who spoke with this newspaper.
Kumar said the agenda of the visit included the review of curriculum, classrooms, library, nursing skills, and laboratories and other learning resources available at TAU. He added that the outcome of the visit of the UWE officials was positive, noting that TAU is looking at going forward with the collaboration immediately.
Source: Guyana Chronicle Online