USP revises call

UNIVERISTY of the South Pacific students who are yet to clear their fees will be allowed to sit their examinations.

The tertiary institution had made a decision earlier this week to de-register students who have not paid all fees for Semester 2 this year.

In a statement released on Wednesday, acting vice-chancellor Professor Richard Coll said the university would see that no student was unduly disadvantaged because of the action taken. However, the university will only release their examination results upon clearance of all outstanding fees.

Mr Coll said the university was not de-registering students whose fees were paid by government sponsors and scholarship providers or through Fiji’s Tertiary Education Loan Scheme (TELS).

“De-activation is for private students who have not paid tuition fees within the time permissible under the university policy. Majority of these students are from outside Fiji,” Mr Coll said.

“Over the semester, numerous reminder emails on fee payment deadline and fee instalment payment plans had been sent out to all students.”

He said students had always been allowed to register before the semester began with the university allowing six weeks to pay their fees.

“In cases where students feel they are not able to meet this deadline, they can make arrangements with the university to pay in instalments for a further four weeks.

“This is as per our protocol stipulated in the regulations in the USP handbook and calendar,” Mr Coll said.

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