Central students attending Unitech to be repatriated

Students from the Central Province attending the Papua New Guinea University of Technology (Unitech) will be repatriated on Tuesday, June 28, back home.

The 70 students will return home while issues are being sorted following the killing of a student and  arson that happened on campus at the weekend.

The first batch of 30 students will arrive in the morning and will be met by the Central Governor Kila Haoda and Central Provincial Administrator Gei Guni Raga.

The rest of the students will arrive later on during the day.

Their tickets have been issued directly by the Governor and the provincial government as the safety of students is paramount.

The provincial government thanked the staff at both Air Niugini head office and Sales office at Waigani for the swift action in getting tickets issued.

The students will be sent back to Lae once the situation returns to normalcy.

Family members are advised to pick up the students at the airport.

The campus had been deserted by students in fear of their lives following the killing of a first year student from Southern Highlands on Saturday night.

The Southern Highlands students have set up a ‘haus cry’ (mourning house) on campus.


Quintina Naime