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Fiji student loses USP scholarship over political voluntary work

Fiji student loses USP scholarship over political voluntary work

Updated 2 June 2014, 12:33 AEST

Anger is mounting in Fiji over the termination of a scholarship for a student at the University of the South Pacific for allegedly "associating in a political agenda".

The decision to cancel Tamanirarama Feru's schoarship by The Tertiary Scholarships and Loans Board was done by letter without explanation or a right of appeal.

Mr Feru had been doing some voluntary work for a young rising star Rosika Deo who indends running as an independent candidate in the September elections.

Ms Deo says they are calling for the schoarship to be reinstated.

Interviewer: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Roshika Deo, independent candidate, Fiji

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