CCEA's Gavin Boyd in exams body spending apology
Gavin Boyd Gavin Boyd apologised for some of the CCEA's spending
The head of the examinations board the CCEA has apologised for its hospitality and travel spending.
Details of its expenses emerged last month following a Freedom of Information request by the Irish News.
Among the revelations was that it had spent £4,000 chartering a private plane to take 30 people to a conference in Galway.
Gavin Boyd told the Education Committee at Stormont the CCEA had fallen short of its own standards on occasions.
"I want at the very outset to acknowledge the seriousness of these issues and in some instance CCEA has fallen far short of its own standards," he said.
"I regret this very much, as does the council of CCEA and the staff of CCEA."
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