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Minister defends UWI Chancellor announcement
Education Minister Anthony Garcia was directed by the Cabinet to publicly announce that Robert Bermudez will be the next UWI Chancellor.
He clarified this today, after the UWI Administration expressed its surprise at the Minister’s initial announcement at the post-cabinet news briefing yesterday.
The appointment of a Chancellor is done by the University Council and it appointed a Search Committee which had been deliberating over the past few months. Mr. Garcia had been part of this committee, and he said the T&T Government had been kept informed of its developments, since a T&T national was a nominee.
The Minister was questioned today in Parliament on whether his announcement prejudiced the decision making process, regarding the appointment. The following is Mr. Garcia’s response.
April 21st, 2017