Professor Shaista Shameem has been appointed as the new Vice- Chancellor of the University of Fiji.
University Pro-Chancellor, Kamlesh Arya says Professor Shameem was selected by the Joint Committee of the Council and the Senate out of 77 applicants from local and international academia.
He says Professor Shameem holds double PhD’s and has a wide-ranging experience in a variety of professional engagements in Fiji including that of the Ombudsman and Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission from 2007 to 2009 and prior to being appointed the Ombudsman she has served the Human Rights Commission as its Director.
Arya adds the choice of the Council to appoint Professor Shameen as the new Vice-Chancellor is testimony to the fact that Fiji has potential for such appointments from within its homegrown academic turf.
This appointment takes effect from tomorrow.
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