Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Ministry to replace $80m subvention cut from scandal-hit CMU - Samuda

The Minister of Education Karl Samuda has promised the staff of the Caribbean Maritime University CMU that the Ministry will replace the subvention cut from the institution.

The CMU was deprived of $80 million dollars over the last two months after the education ministry had to redirect funds from there to the University of technology Utech.

 

Members of the staff and their raised Union Representatives raised the issue in a meeting with the acting Minister in charge of Education Karl Samuda on Thursday.

The stakeholders met following a firestorm of controversy stemming from the Auditor General's report into the operations of the CMU. Despite the scandal, the Minster remained defiant that the CMU had a bright future and dismissed suggestions the negativity surrounding the University would damage its brand.

Mr Samuda insisted the authorities would learn their lessons from the fallout. The minister also assured students, their parents and staff that the University would not lose their accreditation as a result of the troubles at the institution.

The Minister of Education Karl Samuda has promised the staff of the Caribbean Maritime University CMU that the Ministry will replace the subvention cut from the institution.

The CMU was deprived of 80 million dollars over the last two months after the education ministry had to redirect funds from there to the University of technology Utech.
Members of the staff and their raised Union Representatives raised the issue in a meeting with the acting Minister in charge of Education Karl Samuda on Thursday.

The stakeholders met following a firestorm of controversy stemming from the Auditor General's report into the operations of the CMU. Despite the scandal, the Minster remained defiant that the CMU had a bright future and dismissed suggestions the negativity surrounding the University would damage its brand.
 

Mr Samuda insisted the authorities would learn their lessons from the fallout.
The minister also assured students, their parents and staff that the University would not lose their accreditation as a result of the troubles at the institution.

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