Nfld. & Labrador

College fires two after daycare audit

The College of the North Atlantic has dismissed two workers in relation to irregularities first uncovered in an audit last year, and referred the matter to police.

The College of the North Atlantic has dismissed two workers in relation to irregularities first uncovered in an audit, last year.

CNA officials have now referred the matter to police.

In November, the college suspended two employees at its Prince Philip Drive campus daycare centre in St. John’s.

An internal audit had uncovered problems. CNA says an external financial audit by PricewaterhouseCoopers supported those initial findings.

"At this point we felt that there is enough evidence from the external audit to move from suspension to termination," John Hutchings, CNA’s vice-president of finance and administration, said in a news release.

"College of the North Atlantic is committed as an effective steward of public and, in this case, parental funds."

College officials stressed that the review had nothing to do with the quality of programming or services at the daycare centre, but only financial processes there.