​UPNG Maprik students scheduled to leave for home this week

The University of Papua New Guinea’s Maprik (East Sepik Province) students will leave for home starting today after being helped by their local MP, John Simon.

Over 20 self-sponsored students will travel home due to the closure of the 2016 academic year.

An official from the office of the member visited the students at the UPNG Waigani campus yesterday at the Open Arts Theatre (OAT) to officially announce their travel arrangements and issue their electronic ticket numbers.

First 11 students will depart this morning, including nine males and two females, while the second lot of five students will be squeezed in to travel on the afternoon flight.

A few students who have yet to complete their school clearance have decided to postpone their travel dates.

UPNG Maprik Students Association president Noah Tolasu urged the students to leave campus once they have the ticket.

“On behalf of the students we would like to thank our member for the support as he is always behind us since day one, and not only us but also being supportive to other sister universities around the country,” Tolasu said.



Lamech Jinimbo