Former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Elaine Foster Allen, says she’s distressed by the state of affairs at the Fayval Williams-led Ministry.

A special report by Auditor General, Pamela Munroe Ellis, has raised questions regarding payment of 124 million dollars provided by the Ministry between 2018 and 2020 to the Joint Committee on Tertiary Education, JCTE.

The Auditor-General has demanded that Minister Williams call in anti-corruption agencies to probe the payments.

Mrs. Foster Allen says the developments are concerning.

Mrs. Foster Allen says that what’s transpiring at the Education Ministry is derailing the process of education in the country.

Mrs. Foster Allen says she was surprised to learn of the seemingly expanded role of the JCTE, as this did not obtain during her tenure at the Ministry.

She says it appears that rules and principles have been eroded.

The former Permanent Secretary is reminding public servants of the importance of the rule of law in how they conduct the business of the country.

Elaine Foster Allen, former Permanent Secretary in the Education Ministry.

Mrs. Foster Allen is now a member of the Opposition PNP’s National Executive Council, NEC.

She was speaking last evening on Nationwide at 5.