UG Library endowed with $2.4 million books, other supplies

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The University of Guyana Library received a donation of books, equipment and supplies from Mr Siefy Shahabuddeen, son of the former Attorney General and International Court of Justice (ICJ) Judge, Dr Mohamed Shahabuddeen. Valued at approximately G$2.4 million, the donation comprised 1151 printed publications, five printers, two book trolleys, along with a substantial amount of stationery and supplies. The books cover the areas of law, history, politics, literature, religion, spirituality to the paranormal and ufology. The items were handed were recently handed over to Professor Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith, C.C.H., Vice Chancellor and Principal, at a simple ceremony held on the Turkeyen Campus on June 21, 2018. Speaking at the occasion, Mr Shahabuddeen pointed out that the donation is dedicated to the memory of his parents, Judge Mohamed Shahabuddeen and Ms Sairah Shahabuddeen, who were both givers. The Vice-Chancellor expressed gratitude to Mr Siefy Shahahabuddeen for the significant donation, and disclosed that the library will officially dedicate a section in honour of Dr Mohamed Shahhabuddeen’s extraordinary contribution to scholarship in the areas of law, politics and economics. Mr Shahabuddeen had previously made a donation of 430 books, worth in excess of $2M, to The University of Guyana, on behalf of his father, former Attorney General and Vice-President of Guyana, Dr Mohamed Shahabuddeen, in April 2014.

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