19 Oct 2016

USP explains deregistration move

11:45 am on 19 October 2016

The University of the South Pacific says the decision to deregister students who had not paid their fees by last Monday was a unanimous decision by the USP Senate.

This follows a call by a Fiji opposition MP for the Vice Chancellor Dr Rajesh Chandra and the acting Vice Chancellor Professor Richard Coll to resign.

Mikaele Leawere said the USP decision was cruel and badly timed.

But the USP said student debt was very high and the University sees it as a critical issue to be addressed.