​Foreign students at UOG are safe: SI High Commission

​Foreign students attending the University of Goroka are safe and still residing on campus.

Loop PNG was reliably informed by the Solomon Islands High Commission this morning.

"They (Solomon Islands students) are residing on campus, with Vanuatu students who are under bilateral scholarships," said Solomon Islands Education Attaché, Claire Damutalau.

"I talked to the chancellor who is responsible for the international students and he assured us student safety is guaranteed on campus (because) there are Police presence on the ground.

"They are safe on campus and receiving meals at the campus.

"There are 27 students at UOG sponsored by Solomon Islands Government," Damutalau told Loop PNG.

Following the fight between provincial student groups early this week, which resulted in 50 casualties taken to the local hospital, police were called into campus.

The UOG Academic Senate has suspended classes for two weeks.

UOG Chancellor Joseph Sukwianomb said it's a temporary measure and classes will resume in two weeks’ time.

With the senate’s decision, students have already started vacating campus.