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Education Ministry Denies Erroneous Gleaner CAP Report


The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is dismissing as inaccurate, claims published in a report in today’s Gleaner titled “Where’s the Cash?” in relation to the Career Advancement Programme. 


The statement attributed to the assistant bursar of Campion College that the school has not received any money related to the CAP programme is false.  The principal of Campion College, Mrs Grace Baston has since informed that she was not consulted by the media but rather her assistant bursar, who gave an erroneous report.  The principal notes that Campion should have received $1,600,000.00 for the scholars, and has confirmed that the school uploaded funds from the Ministry to its accounts on December 4, 2018 – $400,000.00 and June 17, 2019 – $675,901.88. The remainder is being processed by the Ministry for payment by tomorrow, Friday, July 19, 2019.


In a letter to Acting Permanent Secretary, Dr Grace McLean, the principal apologised for the inaccurate report adding, “I have contacted Mr. Gary Allen, CEO of the RJR /Gleaner Communications Group, and he has agreed to print a correction of the statement in tomorrow’s paper.


Once again, I apologize, on behalf of the School Board for this error and for any embarrassment that this might have caused yourself and your team. Campion College has always enjoyed a mutually respectful relationship with the Ministry and trusts that this will continue.”