A Solomon Islander has been elected President of the University of the South Pacific Student Association (USPSA) in Laucala, Fiji.
Morris Kiukakea Polyn was elected President in the recently held elections. Mr Polyn is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree (MA) in Pacific Epistemology.
Mr Polyn, in a brief interview, stated that the recent turmoil with USP’s administration has had an impact on students. He says that it is important for the student body to remain neutral and stand between the students and USP bureaucrats.
He also said that the student body must continue to be active in pushing for policies that advance the interests of students – particularly the standards set by the institution, be it in education, social or cultural aspects of leaning.
He says his team will continue to raise student issues at the USP Council, and to seek policy improvements in student’s welfare and facilities.
The University of the South Pacific Students’ Association has been in existence ever since the University of the South Pacific began operations from 1968. USPSA Laucala is one of 14 branches that make up the USPSA student body.