Was there any police clearance sought by the Ministry of Education before HASMUKH LAL (at a Topper meeting last year in photo above with Aiyaz Khaiyum) was offered the job, so that they would have the benefit of a background check on him? Appointing an alleged plagiarist to that Board to select and award scholarships is like placing
DRACULA to guard the BLOOD BANK
HASMUKH LAL had assigned his niece at USP, PRIYA DEVI, to conduct research on a specific topic without informing the poor girl his true intention. Suddenly, he sent her on leave, and sent her work as his to the online Atlantic University to obtain his PhD. On her return to USP, Devi discovered the treachery, reported the matter to USP authorities who carried out an investigation and concluded that he had plagiarised Devi's research, and obtained the PhD based on research which was USP Document. He was SACKED from the University of the South Pacific. Why is the Opposition (especially NFP leader BIMAN PRASAD) quite as a church mouse on HASMUKH LAL? For, there is no political mileage to be gained unlike the sacking of Fiji Bureau of Statistics chief Naiqama?
PRASAD was very quick on his feet to defend is wife in Parliament
A working group has been established to facilitate necessary legislative amendments to the existing provisions of the Tertiary Scholarship and Loans Act in consultation with the Solicitor General’s office. This as the coalition government is in the process of forgiving over $600 million in tertiary scholarship and loan debts and resetting the funding of tertiary students moving forward. Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, Biman Prasad says a working committee has been established to evaluate and discuss relevant policies and existing laws to determine the best way forward to plan the proposed debt write-off. Source: FBC
The case where former CEO of the Pacific Technical and Further Education, Dr Hasmukh Lal has taken USP to court following his dismissal continues in the Employment Court today. Dr Lal alleges his dismissal by Vice-Chancellor Professor Pal Ahluwalia was against procedures and did not allow him natural justice. He is alleging that there was breach of contract by USP and is claiming financial loss such as salary, and entitlements under the contract, humiliation and loss of dignity. Dr. Lal is claiming about $500,000 as loss of salary. He was dismissed from USP due to alleged plagiarism in his doctorate paper. He is represented by Siddarth Nandan while Feizal Haniff is representing USP.