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Independent Committee To Continue Investigation

“The University had hoped to resolve the dispute through mediation and internal dispute resolution mechanisms,” said Professor Subramani.
19 May 2019 13:01
Independent Committee To Continue Investigation
From left: Davui Tuidamudamu (iTaukei Student Association treasurer), Sai Cavuilati (LSA student rep), Ralth Sailosi Ratu (UniFiji Student Association president), Ravineet Sami (UniFiji executive finance director) Filipe Bainivalu (LSA president), Eroni Bolarutia (ISA vice president), Saiciusa Leiloma (LSA secretary) and Karishma Mani (UniFiji registrar) at the Samabula UniFiji campus on May 14, 2019. Photo: Sydnee Gonzalez

The University of Fiji has released a media statement saying that the issue raised by Law Students Association President Filipe Bainivalu against Litiana Kuridrani will be investigated by an Independent Committee.

“It was unanimously resolved at the meeting that the issue would be considered by an Independent Committee established by the University to investigate the matter and provide a report to the
Acting Vice Chancellor promptly,” said Acting Vice Chancellor Professor Subramani.

The University’s stakeholders were also present at the meeting and shared their perspectives on the issue before the students and Ms Kuridrani with the understanding of resolving the issue within the internal procedures of the University.

“The University had hoped to resolve the dispute through mediation and internal dispute resolution mechanisms,” said Professor Subramani.

The meeting included the Acting Vice Chancellor, Registrar, Executive Director Finance, the Deans of the School of Humanities and Arts Professor Tupeni Baba, Dean of the JDP School of Law and the International Relations Programme Professor Shaista Shameem, UniFiji Student Association President Ratu Sailosi Dawai, as well Ms Litiana Kuridrani and Filipe Bainivalu with his
executives.

Professor Subramani has urged students to concentrate on studies due to examination dates drawing near and for staff of the university to continue with their good work.

Both parties have been advised to abstain from making any public statements until investigations have been completed.

Edited by Susana Tuilau

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