Audit student fund: SINUSA

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BY LYNTON AARON FILIA

SOLOMON Islands national university student association (SINUSA) have called for an audit to the student fund, which they say has been ‘overlooked’ for the last three years.

This call comes as SINUSA’s 14-day strike notice nears completion, calling for the removal of the institution’s pro-vice chancellor (corporate).

The student body questions how the fund has been used in the last three years, saying that no audit has been done.

From 2015 to 2017, the association did not have any account, all their money were saved in SINU’s main account; this has led to many students being suspicious.

SINUSA president, Mr Reginald Ngati said, “As an elected president for SINUSA, I demand that an audit must be made to the account.

“I ask that the SINU administration call for a spot audit in SINUSA account and let student aware because it is their right to know how their funds been use, directed and its purposes.”

Ngati said SINUSA’s constitution demands that students should be yearly informed in a meeting on the updates of the student fund’s account.

He said in January this year students had met with the institution, during which SINUSA requested improvement to internet connection, hostel beddings and an audit to the SINUSA account.

Ngati said SINU ignored auditing the account, however promising the students of a report.

Emails sent to Vice Chancellor (Corporate) last week for comments regarding the strike and related issues have gone unanswered.

Island Sun understands the Vice Chancellor (Corporate) post has been put on vacancy.

SINUSA and the Student Council meanwhile say the 14-day strike notice continues despite the vacancy.

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