PNG University of Technology

​Unitech polling station permanently closed: RO

Returning officer Daniel Wasinak confirmed no polling for the station after ballot papers, totalling between 1,500 and 2000, were burnt by angry students yesterday.

He said from what he received, the students were upset on the shortage of ballot papers for the polling station.

But Wasinak said there was no shortage.

“There are other polling stations in the ward and the ballot papers were distributed accordingly through the wards. There was no shortage.”

​Ballot papers allegedly burnt by angry students

A source on the ground says student voters destroyed the polling booth because ballot papers did not match the number of eligible voters – an estimated 4 thousand plus voters against just more than 1100 ballot papers.

Lae’s metropolitan superintendent, Anthony Wagambie Junior, said police responded to the ballot paper burning episode, where three prime suspects have been identified.

Two of the suspects were caught boarding a 25-seater bus parked outside the campus with a large group of people after the ballot papers were burnt.

The UNITECH Acceptance list for 2017

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26yo woman responsible for operation of oil wells

Wakia, from Wapenamanda District in the Enga Province, is one of many citizens that have developed and furthered their education with support from Oil Search. 

She joined the company in 2012 as a graduate petroleum engineer in the Graduate Development Program. She held the positions of development petroleum engineer and well integrity engineer before being appointed to her current role as production engineer, overseeing the Kutubu Central Processing Facility (CPF).

700 grade 12 students to sit for Unitech entry test

This was introduced this year by the PNG University of Technology.

Deputy Registrar, Student Administration, Henry Gioven revealed this recently and urges grade 12 school leavers in the country, who have filled their School Leaver Forms and indicated their choices to study at PNGUoT next year, to register and sit for this compulsory STAT-P test.

Pro Vice Chancellor, Academic, Dr. Augustine Moshi said if students do not sit for the test, they will not be considered for admission at PNGUoT in 2017.

UOG in need of immediate funds

The University needs K8.5m to cover for students’ meals, transportation cost for teaching practice and for maintenance of facilities that were damaged during the conflict in June.

As per the National Executive Council decision, the total recovery cost for all universities is about K63 million. 

In the breakup, the PNG University of Technology will be given K40m, University of PNG K12m, Office of Higher Education K3m and UOG K8.

So far, UPNG has received K1m and Unitech will be presented K1m on Wednesday.

OHE to issue tickets to sponsored students only

The Department of Higher Education and Research, Science and Technology secretary Professor David Kavanamur made this statement in a media release.

He added that all international students from Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, under the bilateral scholarship agreements between the PNG Government and their respective governments, will be issued tickets if they wish to return.

Tickets will be collected at Air Niugini offices nationwide. 

UoT to introduce compulsory aptitude test for school leavers

In a statement, the university said: “PNGUoT receives as many as 10,000 applications for admission every year, from which about 900 are selected. 

“The PNGUoT council and management have therefore approved policies to ensure a fairer, more transparent selection process. 

“Accordingly, PNGUoT will use the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT-P) offered by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) in addition to the Grade 12 examination results of SLs to screen all entry applications.”

PM directs full probe into Unitech student killing

The late Graham Romanong was brutally murdered in June while he lay asleep in his room at the Unitech campus.

 In doing so, O’Neill issued a prime ministerial directive for Police Commissioner Gari Baki’s personal commitment to fully investigate, arrest and prosecute all persons involved in planning, financing and eventual  killing of the late young Graham in his room at Unitech, Lae on June 25 2016.

University campus curfew to assist in restoration of normalcy

Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill CMG MP, said the curfew will be undertaken internally by university authorities between the hours of 7pm and 6am.  The curfew will begin following Gazettal of the NEC Decision for a period of 30 days.

“The curfew on these campuses will help maintain law and order and assist universities in returning to normalcy,” the Prime Minister said.

“The safety of students, staff and families is paramount and we are further determined to put an end to the destruction of university properly.