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USP Lecturer Denies Sexual Involvement With Students

Shine a Light approached a num­ber of lecturers and tutors implicat­ed in the sex for grades allegation.
30 Jan 2022 13:10
USP Lecturer Denies Sexual Involvement With Students
The University of the South Pacific campus in Suva. Photo: Leon Lord

A lecturer at the University of the South Pacific (USP) has denied allegations of sexual harass­ment levelled against him.

Shine a Light approached a num­ber of lecturers and tutors implicat­ed in the sex for grades allegation.

We have chosen not to identify the lecturer and others for legal rea­sons. Some of these lecturers are still employed by the university.

The identity of these prominent male lecturers had emerged when Shine a Light ran two consecutive reports on allegations of sexual har­assment in the university.

Both reports highlighted how male lectures would take advantage of young vulnerable female students, and allegedly offered a good grade for sex.

Questions sent to the university’s Manager Public Relations and Com­munications, Natasha Begum, on Monday remain unanswered…to read the full account from our Shine A Light Investigative Reporter and Editor Ivamere Nataro by subscribing to the Fiji Sun e-editionIf you have MPAiSA you can subscribe and only pay $1 to access the entire paper. Debit and Credit cards can also be used.

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