31 Mar 2003

Two lecturers at the National University of Samoa

11:32 am on 31 March 2003

The Sunday Samoan newspaper says two senior lecturers at the National University of Samoa have been ordered to appear before a disciplinary committee on charges of alleged misbehaviour.

The head of the Samoan Studies faculty, Maulolo Leaula Amosa, is scheduled to appear before the committee next month for allegedly removing files without authorisation.

The NUS Vice Chancellor, Magele Mauiliu Magele, says that Mauolo is accused of removing files connected to a political court case in which he was involved in 2001.

A lecturer in accounting, Rosita Esera, has been suspended following a report on the high failure rates of first year students at the University of the South Pacifc in Suva.

The report indicated that the NUS's preparatory curriculum and teaching did not prepare students to move on to university level.