UPNG produces over 50pc human resource: Professor

These were the remarks from UPNG pro vice-chancellor, Professor Mange Matui, during the opening of the 2nd UPNG Career Expo on Tuesday.

He said having this in mind, students need to make use of the opportunity they have been given, instead of taking it for granted.

Compared to last year’s expo, Tuesday’s event was hailed a major success.

Career expo for senior UPNG students

The theme of the expo, “Embracing one’s career path” is targeted at the third and final year students.

Career coordinator, Dika Iru, told Loop PNG that the university is still in its 2016 academic year and will end in two weeks’ time when the final years graduate.

“Following that the third years will move into their final year in April as well as the new intakes for the 2017 academic year.”

Give tourists a reason to return: Hotel

 PNG has no problem with attracting tourists, the only issue that confronts the country is setting up hotels to suit the needs of the tourists, stated the manager.

More is yet to be attained in this industry as Hannan also pointed out that one of the most significant problems with PNG’s tourism industry is that most hotels in the country tend to compete with each other, instead of working together to improve and further promote the industry.

‘Ruby is looking down on us tonight’

In my lair looking at the blue sky

Can't let another day pass by

Without you knowing what I feel inside

These were the first lines to the late Ruby Laufa’s favourite song, Clap Again, by Akon.

Last night, this song enveloped the area of Fort Banner, UPNG, while candles glowed and lanterns and balloons soared into the clear, night sky.

One of her close friends, Jacquie Simons, revealed that Laufa, in a playful mood, once told them to play this song at her funeral.

NASA members at UPNG to withdraw from teaching

President for NASA, Emmanuel Gorea made it clear to media in a press conference that NASA has not been bought off and that he and his executive stand accountable to that accusation with reservation and great disappointment.

“Members of NASA have not been bought nor sold out and NASA has always set the agenda in the fight on pay fixation.

Gorea says since day one, NASA has refused to be militant and overtly confrontational.

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 Intending candidates flock to submit biodata

Intending candidates for the 2017 National Elections have been flocking to the Electoral Commission headquarters in Port Moresby to submit their biodata, with the deadline today.



K70,000 cash, 13 truck loads of food for Oro road accident victims

UPNG seeks to set aside stay order

UPNG’s lawyer Darrel Kamen appeared before Justice Collin Makail today to move that motion however the hearing was adjourned to Oct 20.

Kamen attempted to move that motion today saying the students did not exhaust all available administrative remedies before running to the National Court.

He told the court that the UPNG Appeals Committee will convene on Thursday and deliberate on the appeals filed by the students.

UPNG Appeals Committee deliberate on ousted students

The Committee is also expected to appoint a new member to replace its chairman who resigned during the period students were boycotting classes.

This comes after the students affected filed their respective appeals against the decision of the university to the committee on Sept 1st and 2nd.  

Lawyer representing the University of Papua New Guinea’s administration, Darrel Kamen told the National Court today that the committee will meet tomorrow.

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2017 academic year to start in September…2016

The UPNG Council has decided upon consultation and recommendations given by the Senate for an academic program that will run four semesters in the 2017 academic year.

UPNG acting chancellor Dr Nicholas Mann confirmed that the 2017 academic year will start early in September 2016.

The 2017 academic year will consist of four semesters and will begin in September to November 2017.

Dr Mann explained that the new structure of the 2017 academic calendar will cater for four semesters.