Traumatised UPNG Solomon Islands students find solace off-campus

Traumatized Solomon Islands students attending the University of Papua New Guinea have been residing off campus after the infamous June 8 incident.

Solomon Islands High Commissioner to PNG Barnabas Anga said: "The 43 Solomon Islands students exited the Waigani campus to ease any psychological effects students would develop from the incident at Waigani campus."

 Solomon Islands education embassy attaché Claire Damutalau told Loop PNG they are in constant communication with UPNG administration.

"We are still in constant communication with the school administration before we make any more decision.

 "There are some students who want to go home, and there are others who want to complete their (programs) especially the final year students.

"We want them to complete their semester one, we are keeping them here to see if they are starting class or not before we  repatriate them home,” Damatulau told Loop PNG.

She added that any decision reached would be in the best interest of the students, so they can continue their education.   

Charles Yapumi