GOV’T TO BE INFORMED ON STUDENT’s STATUS IN PNG

Official Court of Arms. Photo credit: Solomon Islands Government.

Official Court of Arms. Photo credit: Solomon Islands Government.

The Government will be informed in due course of the operational status of the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG), Papua New Guinea University of Technology (UNITECH) and the¬†University of Goroka for the rest of this academic year in light of the ongoing students’ protest situation.

The Solomon Islands High Commission issued the advisory following disruptions to the institutions’ first semester programmes.

The Solomon Islands High Commission in Port Moresby says the senates and councils of the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG), the Lae-based UNITECH and University of Goroka will be advising their stakeholders, partners, students and the public of their plans to conclude and manage Semester One and Two in due course.

A statement by the Office of the Prime Minister says it will become clearer to determine the operational status of these institutions for the remaining part of the first semester and the rest of the 2016 Academic Year this week.

The Solomon Islands High Commission says a total of 125 Solomon Islanders are studying at the three institutions and of this figure, 43 are at the UPNG Waigani Campus, 18 at the UPNG Taurama Campus, 35 at the UNITECH and 29 at the University of Goroka.

The High Commission advises, the 43 students at the UPNG Waigani Campus and seven of the 18 students at the UPNG Taurama Campus were moved to Ponderosa Hotel in Port Moresby.

The Solomon Islands High Commission in Port Moresby adds, our students from the UPNG Waigani and Taurama campuses would be prudent of the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Education to sustain the students until the UPNG Senate declare the status of the institution’s 2016 academic year.

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