USP studies will not be affected by ongoing investigations

Classes and the examinations at the University of the South Pacific Niue campus will not be affected by the ongoing  investigations over allegations of serious mismanagement and abuse of process.

This has been confirmed by USP Niue campus Director Seone Lolesio.

Islands Business had reported the leak of documents alleging mismanagement at the region’s largest university, raising questions about staff appointments and the deferment of payments.

Students and staff at the main campus in Laucala had protested earlier this month calling for transparency and good governance from the USP management.

The allegations were also discussed at the 88th meeting of the Council of the University of the South Pacific at Port Vila, Vanuatu held earlier this month.

The USP Council has expressed support for the investigation currently being undertaken by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC).

Reflecting the regional nature of the University, the Council unanimously resolved that a separate independent investigation will also be conducted on its behalf.  

The Council will provide further updates to the University community in due course.

The University remains committed to its vision of achieving excellence and innovation for the sustainable development of Pacific Islands countries and people.

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