Three years after taking up the post of Vice-Chancellor of the University of Fiji, Professor Prem Misir has reportedly resigned from the position.
According to the Fiji University, Misir had not provided any reason for his resignation on June 7, 2018 when he handed in the letter.
However, it is alleged that the sudden act was provoked by animosity within the Management Department of the institution.
Misir was appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University of Fiji on June 1, 2015.
He is the holder of the Ph.D (University of Hull, England); MPH (University of Manchester, England); M.Phil (University of Surrey, England); B.S.Sc. (Honours) (Queen’s University of Belfast, United Kingdom); Postdoctoral program in Public Health (Columbia University, New York); and Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health (FRSPH).
Misir is also the former Pro-Chancellor of the University of Guyana.
While acting as Pro-Chancellor, he had an affiliation with the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Guyana, teaching Research Methodology and Biostatistics.
After leaving the University of Guyana, he accepted the appointment of Executive Director of the Health Sector Development Unit(HSDU), Ministry of Health, Government of Guyana, managing The Global Fund in the fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
He also was the Head of the Press and Publicity Unit, Office of the President, Government of Guyana.
The Professor was Clinical Associate Professor at New York University College of Dentistry; Associate Public Health Epidemiologist at the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Assistant Professor and Primary Care Coordinator at Interfaith Medical Center/State University of New York Health Services Center Brooklyn; Research and Evaluation Coordinator – Graduate Medical education, United Hospitals Medical Center/University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
In addition, he is the author of nine (9) books with the most recent being “Misir, P. (2013). HIV & AIDS knowledge and stigma among high school Students in Guyana.”