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UWI and UTech to account for spending of money allocated from National Budget

Published:Thursday | September 22, 2016 | 9:10 AM

The administrations of Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the University of Technology (UTech) have been called before Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriation Committee (PAAC) to account for how they have been spending taxpayers' money.

The PAAC made the decision yesterday during a meeting that involved officials from the Ministry of Education.

The ministry and several of its agencies appeared before the committee, but the meeting ended before most of the agencies that were present got the chance to face the committee.

PAAC Chairman, Dr Wykeham McNeill, then asked the committee to select key agencies in line with national priorities that should be asked to reappear over the next two weeks.

 

PAAC Chairman, Dr Wykeham McNeill

PAAC members said they wanted UTech and UWI, to appear to explain how they have been using money allocated to them from the National Budget.

This financial year, the Government has allocated approximately $8.4 billion to the UWI and $1.9 billion to UTech.