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CMU announces interim president

Jamaica Observer 2019-07-09 23:03:12

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The University Council of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) a short while ago announced that Professor Ibrahim Ajagunna is to act as president amid ongoing corruption investigations involving former Minister of Education Ruel Reid, the Education Ministry and the university.

The appointment takes effect today.

The CMU, in a news release today, said Ajagunna is acting for President, Professor Fritz Pinnock, who on Friday, announced that he will proceed on six-weeks voluntary leave.

Ajagunna, who is the deputy president of the university, has worked at the institution since 2006.

“He is widely regarded as an extraordinary leader who has spearheaded the development of a variety of programmes, which have expanded and diversified the university's offerings and shaped key initiatives,” the release said.