Education Ministry concerned about leaked reports on UWI Mona principal selection process

The Government has expressed concern about the recent disclosure of discussions regarding the selection process for the principal of the University of the West Indies’ Mona campus.

The concern follows reports that Jamaica’s Education Ministry was allegedly uncomfortable with the prospective candidate.

In a release today, the ministry said the government values transparency and integrity in all its operations.

It said leaked reports undermine the professionalism of the selection process and introduce unnecessary speculation which could compromise the process.

The ministry said the government has requested that the UWI does a thorough investigation, while adding that it is hopeful that those who attempted to compromise the process recognize the damage they are doing to the university and will refrain from this type of action.


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