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  Julian Robinson, General Secretary of the People’s National Party (PNP), wants the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) board to take steps to prevent political interference in the management of the institution.   The CMU on Tuesday announced that Professor Ibrahim Ajagunna had been appointed acting president after Professor Fritz Pinnock last Friday went on six weeks leave to facilitate investigations into alleged corruption at the university.    Mr. Robinson said the acting president along with the board should put measures in place to prevent a recurrence of a breakdown in the management of the institution.    “I think there are lessons that need to be learnt, not just for a university but any public official, in terms of the way they have interacted with the political directorate. So I think it is important for us to get the results of these investigations and determine how we move forward,” said Mr. Robinson.    Karl Samuda, Minister with oversight for Education, on Tuesday said he expects the board of the CMU to conduct a comprehensive management review of the institution.