Unitech student wounded after fight at campus

An Engan student has sustained knife wounds to his body after a fight broke out at the Papua New Guinea University of Technology campus yesterday (Monday) afternoon.

The student was rushed to Angau General Hospital by the Unitech clinic ambulance and his in a stable condition.  

This morning the situation on the ground is quiet but tense.

Loop PNG was reliably informed by a student on the ground that the fight broke out at the conclusion of the student forum hosted by the Unitech Administration and Student Representative Council.

The student who wanted to remain anonymous because of safety reasons said, the attack on the general student body by the Southern Highlands students was pre-planned.

“The students were chased with brand new long knives and iron bars when they shouted at the SRC President (David Kelma) when he was speaking,” the student said.

“Student leaders and university security calm the tension down (yesterday) while the Southern Highlands students stand guard with their weapons till day break.”

The SRC, Unitech administration and provincial representatives signed and agreed for classes to commence today, but the majority of students disagreed because of what happened at the University of Papua New Guinea on Wednesday last week.

Unitech vice chancellor Albert Schram confirmed the fight yesterday.

“Order was quickly restored and campus is peaceful. There is no risk for anyone's safety. Regrettably one student got hurt and he is in a stable condition in the hospital,” says Schram

Charles Yapumi