UPNG students plan to be productive during long break

The University of Papua New Guinea’s Madang Students Association is planning on engaging its members, as well as community, in productive initiatives.

An executive of the association, Aditha Boroman, told Loop PNG in a recent interview that student leaders have decided to roll out their programs in Madang Province in two weeks’ time.

“Our plans for the remaining months (before we go back to school) are to do productive things to serve the community,” Boroman stated.

“We will also do fundraisings because we are sure that all of us will return to the university without a TESAS scholarship.

“We want to keep every student occupied.”

Boroman said all Madang members of the students’ association will be intact. They will do things together to help themselves get back into university without any inconvenience.

The awareness that they will be carrying out will be different from the ones conducted during their boycott.

Most of the Madang students flew home last Tuesday (July 12) after the UPNG 2016 academic year was terminated on July 5.

After eight weeks of missed classes due to boycott, protest and arson on campus, the university council made the decision to cancel the 2016 teaching and learning activities at the university.

(Members of the UPNG Madang Students Association cleaning around Madang town last Thursday, July 14.)



Carmella Gware