Investigation into NUS top management complete

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31 May 2019, Apia Samoa. Cabinet has received the final report of the special investigation into the National University of Samoa’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Fui Asofou Soo and Deputy Vice Chancellors Peseta Dr. Desmond Lee Hang and Maugaoalii Ufagalilo Faamanu Mualia.

This was confirmed by Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi during his weekly programme with the media.

The top management of NUS were on special leave while the inquiry was carried out.

Tuilaepa said Cabinet has received the Commission of Inquiry’s report, and that it would be given priority for discussion next week.

“We received the report yesterday, the investigation has been completed, and the findings are now before Cabinet for discussion next week,”

“O le fonotaga lea na fai ananafi lea na faataoto mai ai le ripoti;

“O lona uiga o le vaiaso fou o le a tagofia ai e le kapeneta, a’o lea ua oo mai le lipoti ua maea ona fai ai le suesuega ma le molimau lea ua
taoto i luma o le kapeneta.”

The internal investigation was approved by Cabinet last month to be conducted by a special committee recommended by the Council of
the University.

However, earlier this month the inquiry had to be referred to the Office of the Ombudsman as a matter of urgency because some members of the selected committee were not available.

The Prime Minister said that he could not reveal the findings of the special investigation because it has not yet been discussed in Cabinet.

“Ina nei tei ua e faimai ia te au e ta’u atu ae le mafai ona ou ta’u atua aua o lea e noatia au i tulafono o le kapeneta e le mafai ona faalauaitelea se mea e lei faia ai se iuga;

“O le taua ia o le tulaga lea ma o lea foi ua tou aooga ma malamalama ai i nei foi mataupu faapea.”