University Council

UOG SRC constitution under review

The University Council decided to suspend the Student Representative Council (SRC) at the height of student unrests on campus in 2016 and review the SRC constitution.

As a decision of the Council, an internal committee comprising of staff and students was established to review the constitution.

UPNG student facilities to close

In a statement, the institution said: “All student facilities and amenities will shut down at noon on Saturday, 17 December, and all students must vacate the Waigani and Taurama Campuses.

“This situation is necessitated by the extraordinary circumstances that surrounded the university in 2016 as a result of the four-month student boycott of classes.”

As all dormitories have had an additional two months of occupancy, it is essential that they are vacated so that the necessary maintenance work can be carried out.

UPNG academic year terminated

After eight weeks of missed classes due to boycott, protest and arson on campus, the decision has now been made to terminate the 2016 teaching and learning activities only at the university, with immediate effect.

This decision was announced today by the university council to the students and staff at the Forum Square, main Waigani campus. UPNG acting chancellor Dr Nicholas Mann said the council reached its decision after consultation with relevant authorities, including the Prime Minister and the Office of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology.