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Ministry of Education Appoints New Permanent Secretary

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JIS: The Ministry of Education, Youth, and Information (MOEYI) has announced the appointment of Mr. Deanroy Bernard as Permanent Secretary effective Monday, November 7, 2016.


Education Minister, Senator Ruel Reid made the announcement on Friday, November 4.


Mr. Bernard is an attorney-at-law and a career public servant, who has served in senior positions in the Ministry of National Security, Ministry of Justice, and Ministry of Finance and Planning, and since 2010, at the Ministry of Education in the capacity of Director of Compliance and Post Audit.


Prior to his assignment with the Ministry of Education, Mr Bernard worked as the Deputy Director at the Caricom Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) based in Trinidad and Tobago.


He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Studies and Accounting from the University of the West Indies, a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) from the University of London and a Certificate in Legal Education from the Norman Manley Law School.


Mr. Bernard is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants having passed the examination for Certified Accountants in 2004, giving him more than ten (10) years post certification experience in Public Accounting.


A graduate of the Jamaica Constabulary Force Staff College with certification in Police Management, he has also pursued courses at the Caribbean Regional Drug Law Enforcement Training Centre with a Certificate in Advanced Financial Investigation. He also holds certification in leadership and Strategic Management from the Crown Agents Institute in the United Kingdom, as well as certifications from the Asset Recovery Agency in the United Kingdom, Linquist Avery McDonald Baskerville in Canada and the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Department of Treasury – USA.


Since 2004 to the present, Mr. Bernard has been an Adjunct Lecturer at the Justice Training Institute. Between 2012 and March 2016, he served as Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce and holds membership on the Ministry of Education’s Audit Committee and Bond Policy Committee.


He has also been serving as Chairman – Audit Committee of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation since March 2016.


Mr. Bernard is a Board Member of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority. He is also a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica and the Jamaican Bar Association.


CAPTION: The Ministry of Education’s main office, 2 National Heroes Circle.