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UTech council meets today over controversial report

Published:Monday | March 17, 2014 | 9:40 AM

Members of the governing council of the University of Technology (UTech) are to hold further talks today following a special report calling for the separation of president Professor Errol Morrison.

The committee in its 24-page report said it does not think Professor Morrison's continuation as UTech president would be in the best interest of the institution.

At a meeting last week Tuesday, the members of the council were provided with copies of the report for their review.

The contract of the 69-year-old president is scheduled to end on February 2, 2015, but the special committee has recommended that the Government immediately begin public search for a new university head.

The UTech Academic Staff Union, the UTech Administrative Support Staff Association and the University and Allied Workers Union have written to Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller asking her to act decisively in the matter.

They say if action is delayed or denied, it would set a precedent that undermines the future of the university.

UTech has released a response to the report, rejecting many of the findings.  

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