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JAMAICA | Auditor General probing CAP and COS arrangements – Fayval Williams

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Minister of Education, Youth and Information Hon. Fayval Williams Minister of Education, Youth and Information Hon. Fayval Williams
KINGSTON, Jamaica: April 19, 2021 -  Sunday's front page Gleaner expose´ regarding the use of funds from the Ministry of Education's CAP and COS programme, has trigerred an investigation by the Auditor General.

A statement from the Ministry today said "In light of questions in the public domain and a recent newspaper article entitled “Conflict of interest or ‘trivialities’? Cornwall’s WHI bags lion’s share of ministry funds under CAP, COS as he headed partner agency,” the Minister of Education, Youth and Information Fayval Williams has contacted the Auditor General who is currently probing the relationship between the Ministry of Education, Youth & Information, Western Hospitality Institute (WHI) and Joint Committee of Tertiary Education (JCTE).

According to Minister Williams, “We must answer to public concerns.” The Auditor General is the constituted authority to independently carry out these assessments”.

The Minister noted that concerns have been raised regarding the relationships with the Ministry and the entities as they relate to the Career Advancement Program (CAP) and Center for Occupational Studies (COS) programs. These questions require clarification.

She said, “the full report that is expected from the Auditor General will ensure the mandate of probity and accountability are maintained within the Ministry.”

The Minister has assured the Auditor General that the Ministry stands ready to cooperate fully.

Last modified onTuesday, 20 April 2021 14:09
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