Fijileaks: We put the allegations to Anjeela Jokhan, along with the 2010 Report, and asked her for comments, including those contained in the recent BDO Report relating to her. We have not received any reply from her. However, some have told us that 'she is experienced and highly educated and deserves the PS Education job...we don't think they could have got anyone better qualified then Dr Jokhan...Also Blackbelt in Martial Arts.' Others argue that she sided with Mahmood Khan, Chair, USP Audit and Risk Committee, in the dispute with Professor Pal Ahluwalia. Khan is also a member of the Public Service Commission, the body that oversaw her selection as PS. We do not know which of the PSC Members made the final decision. She is also cited in the recent BDO Report
"First and foremost, she is not a leader; she is a divider. She is one of the most divisive persons that we have encountered at USP (e.g. the current situation in SEP). She is not the kind of person to lead such a diverse faculty. She has not shown herself to be a team player. She is rarely ever pro-active on things that matter. She is almost always reactive following things up at the last minute. She is clearly not an expediter. She very rarely ever facilitates anything, whether it is an appointment, promotion, a purcase, a travel or leave requests. Things seem to continually languish on desk, in computer, or even disappear, requiring repeated reapplication, refilling forms. Her administration is clearly the least efficient and
effective most of us have ever experienced...She is a poor chair of meetings, is often unprepared, talks of the cuff, and uses a style of communication that most staff find unsophisticated, and at times callous to the point of becoming insulting. She has a very flimsy, almost non-existent research and publication record. She is thus a lame duck in terms of mentoring and promoting research and publication. She has, singly, although sometimes with support, been the person most responsible for the lost of quality staff, who were either eliminated as part of a very non-transparent redundancy exercise, or who resigned or took leave because the atmospehere within the school was so grim (for example School of Biological and Chemical Sciences...'
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