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UTech president mum on impending move to Government department

Published:Monday | April 28, 2014 | 12:05 PM

Jovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer



KINGSTON, Jamaica:

The president of the University of Technology (UTech) Professor Errol Morrison has reserved comments on his impending move to a Government department.




Professor Morrison, who has been criticised for his management of UTech is to be seconded to head a national science and technology commission.



This morning, Professor Morrison said he is awaiting what he called an official announcement before speaking about his new role.



On April 15, The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre reported that UTech is to get an interim president.



The impending departure of Professor Morrison comes amid a February education ministry report that concluded that the Professor’s continuation as president would not be in the best interest of UTech.



In a 24-page report, a special advisory committee concluded that UTech has been flouting government guidelines, making unapproved appointments and spending without proper accounting.



The university management has rejected many of the findings but has said it is taking steps to implement some of the recommendations made by the committee which reviewed UTech's operations.



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