Parkop urges PM to make decision to stop destruction of universities

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has been urged to make a bold decision to find a solution to the ongoing destruction of properties and students’ fight at state run universities.

“I call upon the Prime Minister to take immediate and decisive action to arrest the situation,” said National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop. 

The National Executive Council are meeting today to come up with a way forward to address the ongoing student boycott which had resulted in a death over the weekend at the University of Technology in Lae.

Parkop also challenge students to take responsibility of their future and must not destroy university properties.

“Think about the future generation who are also entitled to study at the University in the facilities you are destroying, it equally belongs to them.

If you use illegal mean to accomplish a legal and even desirable result, the good result does not make the bad means you used justifiable.

“So burning public properties, murder, harassment and torture, now a possible retaliation, disruption of classes and damaging a possible bright future does not justify the outcomes that the students are seeking for,” Parkop said.

Caption: File picture of fire made last week by students to the UPNG printery building.

Charles Yapumi