Council yet to make decision on UNRE campuses

The University of Natural Resource and Environment (UNRE) Council is yet to make a decision on its provincial campuses.

Minister for Higher Education Malakai Tabar revealed this in Parliament today.

He was responding to questions without notice from Ijivitari MP David Arore.

The UNRE Popondetta campus is situated in Ijivitari electorate of Northern Province.

Arore questioned why the UNRE Popondetta campus did not accept students this year and when the campus will be given to the province per the ministry’s decision.

Tabar responded that he is waiting for a decision from the UNRE Council because it is an independent body.

Also, the Higher Education Minister challenged the Oro Provincial Government to take ownership of the institution by passing a resolution.

Northern Governor Gary Juffa intervened with a point of order, saying his administration is taking ownership.

“Provincial government is taking necessary measures to gather an interim board and will commit funding."

Arore said the Ijivitari District Development Authority has committed K500,000 this year to the campus.

Charles Yapumi