The Caribbean Maritime University, CMU, says it used the Hydel University as a teaching location for their Career Advancement Programme – Youth Empowerment Services, CAP-YES, students.
But, the CMU, says the agreement was terminated in January last year.
Public Administration and Appropriations Committee, PAAC, Member, Mikael Phillips, raised the issue of funds spent by the school during yesterday’s sitting of the committee in Parliament.
In a statement today, the CMU, says it and the Hydel University signed a memorandum of understanding in 2015 for Hydel’s campus to be used as a satellite location for CAP YES students.
CMU says this was prior to the appointment of Hyacinth Bennett as Chairperson of the CMU’s Board of Directors.
Ms. Bennett is the founder and head of the Hydel Group of Schools.
The CMU says under the terms of the arrangement, Hydel provided the facilities to house the CAP students.
The CMU says this was done because there wasn’t enough classroom space at its Palisadoes Road campus.
According to the statement, Hydel was one of several CAP sites across the island.
The CMU’s 2018-2019 student handbook lists four CAP YES satellite locations across the country.
Meanwhile, the CMU says Hydel was paid 9 thousand dollars per student, with a total of 2 million 2 hundred thousand dollars being paid out during the course of the arrangement for expenses related to the rental of the venue.
The CMU says while the venue was used, all administrative and teaching functions were administered by the CMU.