SINU given 14-day strike notice

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SINUSA President Mr Reginald Ngati
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BY LYNTON AARON FILIA

SINUSA President Mr Reginald Ngati

SOLOMON Islands National University Student Association (SINUSA) has issued a 14-day strike notice to the Solomon Islands National University yesterday.

The students are calling for the removal of the Pro Vice Chancellor (Corporate) saying they have lost their confidence and trust in his administrational leadership.

The notice was put to effect as of yesterday, and will lapse on April 4.

SINUSA President Mr Reginald Ngati said they have decided to put the university on notice because the pro-vice chancellor (corporate) has never met the students’ welfare in the three years that he has been in office.

He says the SINUSA executive and Student Council agree that the pro-vice chancellor (corporate) has never acted on the students’ behalf in matters relating to their welfare.

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SINUSA was established under section 36 of SINU Act 2012 for the purpose of development for a healthy academic and corporate atmosphere with the University.

Under section 4 (1) (a) (b) of the SINUSA Constitution, the objective of this association shall be (a) to foster and further University educational life members, and (b) to promote activities beneficial to the University and members of the Association consistent with objective 4 (a) (b).

With this, Mr Ngati said SINUSA and the Student Council strongly believe the current pro-vice chancellor (corporate) is a hindrance to achieving the purpose of the students’ legal body.

“We, the SINUSA Executive, SINU elected Counselors and entire SINU students’ body, herein petition and solemnly demand remove of Mr Donald Malasa (pro-vice chancellor Corporate) for his position with immediate effect,” Ngati said.

Ngati says that for the past three years the students have not received any audit report from the pronvice chancellor’s office

Meanwhile, office of the pro-vice chancellor tells Island Sun that it is aware of the student association’s 14-day strike notice.

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