USP Cook Islands campus director: University’s independence is under threat in Fiji

The University of the South Pacific in Suva. Picture: FILE.

The director of the University of the South Pacific’s Cook Islands campus, Dr Debbie Futter-Puati feels that the university’s independence is under threat in Fiji.

Responding to questions from this newspaper Dr Futter-Puati questioned how the university’s vice chancellor’s deportation would advantage the Fijian Government.

“The University is a private, independent educational facility owned by 12 member countries who must surely take exception to this action,” she said.

“I sincerely hope member countries make a strong and united stance back to Fiji Government on this aggressive and inappropriate action.”

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