Give Guyanese Students Access to University

by SAGE: Scholarship for Advanced Global Education
Give Guyanese Students Access to University
Give Guyanese Students Access to University
Give Guyanese Students Access to University
Give Guyanese Students Access to University
Give Guyanese Students Access to University
Give Guyanese Students Access to University
Mar 7, 2017

Meet Tejyas, one of our newest SAGE Scholars!

Tejyas, 2016 SAGE Scholar
Tejyas, 2016 SAGE Scholar

This year’s applicant pool for a SAGE scholarship was incredibly competitive, but ultimately we were very excited to welcome three new scholars to the SAGE family! We recently caught up with one of our newest scholars, Tejyas, to talk about his first semester at UG, where he is studying Civil Engineering.

Tejyas grew up in New Amsterdam, where his interest in Civil Engineering was piqued at a young age. He described days spent at home or at the beach building tunnels, dams, and even miniature cities "complete with roads, buildings, bridges and rivers" out of mud or sand. Later, when the pontoon bridge was being built over the Berbice river, Tejyas recalls his curiosity to watch its progress during construction and his excitement to cross it when complete. He explained "passion breeds when we are young, in my case, my path to civil engineering had been laid before me."

What has been your favorite class this semester and why?

My favourite class this semester is engineering mathematics. I enjoy math as a whole, ever since secondary school, and topics like calculus are very fun for a math fan. My proudest moment was when I saw that I had an A for my first set of engineering math quizzes.

How was your adjustment to life at UG?

The biggest adjustment I had to make to attend the university was to leave my family back at home (Berbice) to live in Georgetown (the capitol city). It was not easy at first but I am starting to cope better with the environment.

What impact do you hope to have on Guyana?

Civil Engineers are responsible for building good quality transportation systems like highways, airports, seaports, etc. The right design and construction of these structures ensures their longevity and helps facilitate the infusion of foreign capital by enabling tourism, attracting multinational companies to Guyana and providing a basis for local business development. Guyana can become better developed and strong because of civil engineers. 


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