Albert Mellam

​UPNG announces Mellam’s resignation

The council clarified that the university played no part in prompting his resignation rather, Mellam resigned at his own accord and the University accepts his decision.

Professor Mellam entered UPNG at the age of 17 as a student. And now, after serving the university for 29 years as an academia and an administrator at management level, Professor Mellam is drawing the curtain to his public service career.

His resignation will be effective as of 4:06pm on Friday, May 26th.

UPNG denies rumours of VC’s resignation

Loop PNG clarified this following rumours online about the resignation of Mellam, and his registrar, Jennifer Popat.

Director of UPNG's media unit, James Robins, has however confirmed that Popat is no longer the registrar, due to the completion of her contract term.

“The change has nothing to do with the current issues faced by the university,” states Robins.

As of March 31, 2017, Mrs Nakanat Kote started acting in the position.

Kote, from Manus Province, was the director of UPNG’s human resources management division.