A total of $17.9 million will be paid to the Hugh Wooding Law School following a decision by the National Assembly to cover 25% of the economic cost of the fees to be paid by Guyanese law students.
Attorney General Basil Williams made the disclosure on Tuesday and said the money is being paid even as the Government of Guyana continues negotiations with the Hugh Wooding Law School over the stalled agreement for entry of Guyanese law students.
The former PPP government had stopped financial contributions to the Council of Legal Education.
The $17.9 million or Us$85,000 will cover the academic years 2016 – 2018.
TheUniversity of Guyana and the Hugh Wooding Law School are in negotiations for a new agreement which seeks the automatic entry of 25 Guyanese along with an additional 10 non-Guyanese Bachelor of Law (LLB) graduates.
The original automatic entry arrangement came to an end in 2013 which only made provisions for Guyanese.
Williams is expected to attend the 48th Meeting of the Council of Legal Education in Antigua and Barbuda on September 1st – 4th where he is expected to raise the issue.
Guyana is looking to build its own local law school and has been granted permission by the CLE to establish that school.