The Council of the University of the South Pacific at its
Special Meeting held today, Friday 5 February 2021 decided
The Council was not consulted over
Professor Pal Ahluwalia’s deportation, that it has not
made a decision to dismiss him and expressed disappointment
that it was not advised, as Professor Ahluwalia’s
employer, of the decision to deport him.
has established a Sub-committee, chaired by the President of
Nauru including the Council Representatives of Australia,
Tonga, Niue, Solomon Islands, Samoa and two Senate
Representatives to look into this matter.
Sub-committee will bring recommendations on these matters to
In the interim, Dr Giulio Masasso
Tu’ikolongahau Paunga, will be Acting Vice-Chancellor and