An embarrassment. This is how former Tertiary Education Minister, Fazal Karim views the premature announcement of Robert Bermudez as the new University of the West Indies Chancellor, by this country’s Education Minister.
In a media statement, the university’s administration today said it was shocked by the announcement, since The Chancellor can only be appointed by the University Council.
In an interview with News Power Now this morning, Mr. Karim said the Education minister has usurped the power of the council by his remarks at yesterday’s post cabinet media conference.
Mr. Karim said the matter brings into question, the politicization of the appointment of the office of the chancellor.