USPSA waits for council meeting
February 4, 2021 4:51 pm
The University of the South Pacific Students Association says it will await the direction of the USP Council that will sit today.
Association spokesperson Amit Kumar told the media they are hoping natural justice will be accorded to Vice-Chancellor Professor Pal Ahluwalia who was deported yesterday.
Kumar says all students have been informed that senior management will run the show in the time being.
“While there must be concern about the events happening here, our senior management team, the University Council, which is the highest decision-making body, we have our full trust and confidence in them as we always had and we encourage the independent voices of all our student through which this statement was put together by the President of the Student Association.”
Association President Joseph Sua and Deputy Chair Viliame Naulivou will represent the students at the USP Council meeting.
Kumar says all student leaders representing respective countries have been informed of what has transpired except Tokelau, which was unreachable.
Professor Ahluwalia and his wife Sandra Price had at numerous times breached the provisions of Section 13 of the Immigration Act.
The Government says the actions of the Vice-Chancellor and his wife have clearly violated the terms of their work permits, resulting in their subsequent deportation.