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UTech's Morrison to serve out contract

Published:Tuesday | March 18, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Embattled President of the University of Technology (UTech) Professor Errol Morrison, who has been under severe pressure to relinquish his hold on the mantle of leadership, has been allowed to serve out his contractual period.

After its meeting yesterday, the Council of UTech said it acknowledged Morrison's desire not to have his contract renewed when it ends in February 2015.

"In accordance with the relevant ordinance, the process for the search for a new president is being followed,"the council stated.

In a carefully worded statement, the council said its members discussed the report from the Special Advisory Committee on UTech which was appointed by the Minister of Education.

'Carefully weighed the issues'

"The council has considered and carefully weighed the issues in the report and its recommendations, and decided that in accordance with the report, it is recommending that all stakeholders must come together for the betterment of the university," the document stated.

However, it was not specific, stating that it is mindful of the contribution made by Morrison to the university's development.

The council stated that it anticipated that all stakeholders would meet to address the issues raised in the report as a matter of urgency.

The Special Advisory Committee had recommended that the Government take immediate steps to search for a new president to replace Morrison.