Published On: Tue, Jul 15th, 2014

Premier Asjes: “Schotte is bluntly lying!”

Premier AsjesWILLEMSTAD – “One more time we see that the leader of the MFK party is bluntly lying,” the Prime Minister of Curaçao, Ivar Asjes said. In a letter, dated March 19, 2012, the Supervisory Board of the former University of the Netherlands Antilles (UNA), now University of Curaçao (UoC), indicated to the then Prime Minister of Curaçao Gerrit Schotte, that the university was in a dire financial situation.

The Chairman of the Supervisory Board stated in that letter that ​​during their presentation to the Council of Ministers on Wednesday, February 29th, 2012, they indicated that the UNA was in urgent need of a financial injection from the government to help the university to get out of the terrible financial situation.

The Board even suggested several options like raising the government subsidy or increase the tuition fees. According to the Prime Minister, it was all mentioned in the letter directed towards Gerrit Schotte.

Schotte and his government decided to do nothing. Now that my government is taking measures to help our highest level of education, which is our university, he tells us now that we are making education inaccessible to the people. What a liar!” the Prime Minister of Curaçao said.

“We accepted the challenge and we will do our utmost to save our university.”

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