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Fiji govt to reinstate USP grant contributions

Finance minister Biman Prasad told RNZ Pacific all three parties in the coalition had promised this in their election campaigns and manifestos.

The former FijiFirst government have withheld the payments since 2019 over a protracted battle with the institution's deported Vice Chancellor, Pal Ahluwalia, now operating in exile out of Samoa.

"They didn't like a man who was doing the right thing who exposed corruption within the university," Prasad said.