Anil questions UWI prof on Mark’s EMBA

By Anna Ramdass

How many students who suffered from anxiety were allowed to sit in a room alone and take an examination in pursuit of an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) degree?
This was one of the questions Sport Minister Anil Roberts asked University of the West Indies (UWI) Vice-Chancellor Prof Nigel Harris in a letter dated December 3, 2013. (See right)
The Sunday Express has reported exclusively that programme director at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business (GSB), Brian Ghent, had tendered his resignation over the awarding of the EMBA to House Speaker Wade Mark.
UWI principal Prof Clement Sankat, executive director of the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business (GSB) Miguel Carrillo and dean of the Faculty of Social Science, Errol Simms had told the Express that concessions were granted to Mark and he was allowed to sit in a room alone to do his exam because he was anxious.
Last Friday, Roberts boycotted the Parliament sitting and wrote to Mark requesting leave of absence and seeking clarification on his (Mark’s) EMBA.
Mark has told the Express that he did not approve of Roberts’ request for leave of absence and had no intention of discussing the matter in the media.
Roberts also sent a letter to Mark dated December 3, which noted Mark’s comments in the Express and stated that he (Roberts) will respect and abide by his decision.
“I shall continue to adhere to the rules that govern this august House and to continue to serve the members of my constituency and by extension the people of Trinidad and Tobago to affirm that at no point in time I shall ever request any special concessions from your good self in the conduct and performance of my duties under your purview,” stated Roberts in his letter to Mark.
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