The University of Guyana (UG) yesterday opened a legal resource centre in what was described as a recognition of the importance of information technology in providing quality education and improved research facilities.
The centre, located in the Law Faculty building, is equipped with five computers all with the latest All England and West Indian law reports, the Laws of Guyana and the Laws of Belize. The computers are also internet ready and one is fully equipped with publication software.
A release from the university faculty said that the core objective of the project is to provide all law students with an equal opportunity to access the most updated legal information in their respective courses.
It also seeks to cater to studentsí typing needs for their terms papers and assignments, while encouraging them to use the facilities to publish their own law journals and law magazines.
The centre will be open from 8.30 am until 4 pm during the week while special arrangements may be made with Professor Aubrey Bishop for opening on Saturdays.
The release said for safety reasons the centre would not be open after dark.
The centre is a non-profit project but the release said it needed to be sustainable and with this in mind students are being asked to pay a $5 per page printing fee to defray the cost of ink as well as to provide their own paper. According to the release the department will allow students access to facilities to connect their personal laptops with the system.