Pacific Islands Forum head hopes commonsense prevails at USP

Sunday June 14, 2020 Written by RNZP Published in Small World
Pacific Islands Forum chair and prime minister of Tuvalu, Kausea Natano. Photo: PIF Pacific Islands Forum chair and prime minister of Tuvalu, Kausea Natano. Photo: PIF

The chair of the Pacific Islands Forum, Tuvalu Prime Minister Kausea Natano, is the latest to raise concerns at last week's developments at the University of the South Pacific, RNZP reports.

The Vice Chancellor Pal Ahluwalia was controversially suspended by Pro-Chancellor Winston Thompson, sparking protests by students and staff while the University's Council is to discuss it.

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Mr Natano said he is calling on all Forum members "to work together, and in the Pacific way, to chart a course forward for our premier institution of learning."

He said "common sense must prevail if we are to be successful in bringing about lasting solutions to the ongoing challenges at the university."

 

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