Auditor General, Pamela Munroe Ellis, says the Joint Committee for Tertiary Education, JCTE, has questions to answer regarding funding provided for a party for former Permanent Secretary, Dean-roy Bernard.
She says the JCTE is currently blocking her access to documents on the basis that it is no longer a public entity.
The JCTE according to Mr. Bernard provided just over 400-thousand dollars for the event without his knowledge at the time.
Then Chief Education Officer, Dr. Grace McLean, admits she was the one who called on the JCTE to sponsor the venue for the event.
Dr. McLean came under heavy scrutiny by Mr. Bernard at Tuesday’s sitting of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee.
He says the JCTE is not a body that should’ve been operating a bank account.
Dean Roy Bernard, former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education.