World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


FIJI: New USP chancellor installed

USP Pacific Journalism Online: http://www.usp.ac.fj/journ/ USP Journalism on the Fiji crisis (UTS host): http://www.journalism.uts.edu.au/archive/coup.html USP Pasifik Nius stories on Scoop (NZ): http://www.scoop.co.nz/international.htm Have your say: http://www.TheGuestBook.com/vgbook/109497.gbook

By Luisa Tora and Amanda Smith

USP Journalism Programme

SUVA: Niue Premier Sani Elia Lagigietama Lakatani has been installed as the 11th Chancellor of the University of the South Pacific.

The Vice-Chancellor, Esekia Solofa, installed Lakatani as the new chancellor at a ceremony held at the Niue High School Hall.

The ceremony involved the robing of the Premier in the chancellor's robe and his taking his pledge to uphold the charter and the statues of the university.

Lakatani will hold the position of chancellor for three years before it is passed on to the next member country, Tokelau.

The office of chancellor is an honorary one and rotated among the USP 12 member countries. The first chancellor of the University was King Taufa'ahau Tupou of Tonga.

The chancellor is the titular or ceremonial head of the University. The role of the chancellor is essentially to confer the degrees and award the certificates and diplomas of the University of the South Pacific at the graduation ceremonies.

Before the chancellor can confer the degrees of the university, he or she has to be formally installed at an installation ceremony.

The University Council at its meeting held in May at the Emalus Campus in Port Vila, Vanuatu, had appointed the Premier of Niue as the next chancellor of the university.

He succeeds Sir Tulaga Manuella of Tuvalu.

The installation of the chancellor coincided with the official opening of the new USP Centre in Niue.

+++niuswire

This document is for educational and research use only. Recipients should seek permission from the copyright source before reprinting. PASIFIK NIUS service is provided by the niusedita via the Journalism Program, University of the South Pacific. Please acknowledge Pasifik Nius: niusedita@pactok.net.au http://www.usp.ac.fj/journ/nius/index.html

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

At The UN: Paris Climate Agreement Moves Closer To Entry Into Force

The Paris Agreement on climate change moved closer toward entering into force in 2016 as 31 more countries joined the agreement today at a special event hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. More>>

ALSO:

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The End Game In Spain (And Other World News)

The coverage of international news seems almost entirely dependent on a random selection of whatever some overseas news agency happens to be carrying overnight... Here are a few interesting international stories that have largely flown beneath the radar this past week. More>>

Amnesty/Human Rights Watch: Appalling Abuse, Neglect Of Refugees On Nauru

Refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru, most of whom have been held there for three years, routinely face neglect by health workers and other service providers who have been hired by the Australian government, as well as frequent unpunished assaults by local Nauruans. More>>

ALSO:

Other Australian Detention

Gordon Campbell: On The Censorship Havoc In South Africa’s State Broadcaster

Demands have included an order to staff that there should be no further negative news about the country’s President Jacob Zuma, and SABC camera operators responsible for choosing camera angles that have allegedly made the President ‘look shorter’ were to be retrained... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On A Bad Week For Malcolm Turnbull, And The Queen

Malcolm Turnbull’s immediate goal – mere survival – is still within his grasp... In every other respect though, this election has been a total disaster for the Liberals. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Bidding Bye Bye To Boris

Boris Johnson’s exit from the contest for Conservative Party leadership supports the conspiracy theory that he never really expected the “Leave” option to win the referendum – and he has no intention now of picking up the poisoned chalice that managing the outcome will entail... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news