Uni’s rough start
The news on the newest regional university is not good. Launched at an ecumenical gathering in New Caledonia early this month, its application for funding has been rejected by two banks. The institution needs FJ$5 million to build its head office. With dwindling student numbers, the institution's head has convinced his board the operation remains viable. Yet he's been forced to borrow money to pay staff salaries. Perhaps the executive council will realise now that its expansion plans are flawed.