The University of the South Pacific concerned staff and students gathered to protest and show support for current Vice-Chancellor Professor Pal Ahluwalia.

It is understood the Executive Committee of the USP Council is meeting to discuss allegations of misconduct against Professor Ahluwalia.

The university’s Executive Committee met to decide on the future of Vice-Chancellor Pal Ahluwalia.

Representative USP Staff Association Elizabeth Fong called for good governance and transparency as they protested against the removal of the Vice-Chancellor.

Spokesperson USPSA Federal Body Aneet Kumar says the student body is concerned and that teaching and learning are affected.

Meanwhile, the Pro-Chancellor Winston Thompson says the decision of who should step down will be made by the council.

The government is concerned about the governance of the university and confirmed that an investigation will be carried out.

Speaking on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, USP Communication Manager Vineeta Nand says Professor Pal is grateful for the support, however, the issue is for the USP council to deal with.

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