Professor Musawe Sinebare

UOG to introduce new schools

Professor Sinebare says there are plans to introduce news schools, build a university city to accommodate the expanding campus and open more satellite campuses nationwide.    

The UOG VC revealed that plans are in place to move away from its traditional course of teaching secondary school teachers, to introducing a School of Medical Health Science and Agro-Business.

UOG this year commemorated its 20 years as a teacher training university.

​One year later: UOG still awaits funds

UOG chancellor Joseph Sukwianomb said: “It’s putting a huge pressure because we rely on Government for funding, as the major sponsor.

“This money is to meet expenses we incurred last year (during the students’ boycott).”   

He confirmed that the university administration is patiently following up with the Chief Secretary to the Government and Finance Secretary.      

UOG will not charge a graduation fee

UOG vice-chancellor Professor Musawe Sinebare confirmed that the cost for staging the graduation has always been budgeted for and there’s no new additional cost that will be offloaded to the students.

Sinebare said, “The students do not have to pay anything to graduate.

“They’ve already earned their grades and the graduation ceremony is an occasion to present them their certificates of achievement and a celebration of their efforts.

UOG yet to receive K8m government commitment

As per the National Executive Council decision in 2016, the total recovery cost for the three public universities that were affected by conflict and protest in 2016 was about K63 million.

In the breakup, the PNG University of Technology was allocated K40m, University of PNG K12m, Office of Higher Education K3m and UOG K8.

So far, UPNG and Unitech have received some of the funding however UOG is yet to receive its K8m.

UOG Vice-Chancellor, Professor Musawe Sinebare and Chancellor Joseph Sukwianomb are in Port Moresby to follow up on the government’s commitment.