Tuesday, 19 June 2012 19:53
Schools accused of outsourcing services for profit.
Seven Chilean universities were found to have financial irregularities related to illegal profiteering, according to a report by an investigative committee in the Chamber of Deputies. The committee released the preliminary report on Monday after a seven-month investigation and will send its findings to the Prosecutor’s Office, Ministry of Education and the State Defense Council.
The committee said there were "reasonable suspicions" that the seven schools were elevating salaries of executives and directors, practicing nepotism and outsourcing of important services and utilities to companies for profit.
Committee president Dep. Alejandra Sepúlveda of the centrist Regionalist Independent Party (PRI) spoke out against universities being run in the same manner as profit-oriented businesses, in an interview with Radio ADN
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Andrew Chow is a rising junior at Harvard College studying History and Literature. He is in Santiago for two months on an internship program and is hoping to improve his Spanish and immerse himself in Chilean culture.