UOG governing council to meet this week

The University of Goroka Academic Senate will meet this week to re-adjust its Semester One timetable following the temporary suspension last week following the students fighting.

“The Academic Senate will meet this week, followed by a Council Meeting also this week to make a decision on the future of its academic programs, especially with the view to extend the suspension of the class long enough for the healing of wounds and ensure the successful completion of the semester,” UOG acting vice-chancellor Dr Samuel Kopamu said.

He added that a Commission of Inquiry (COI) will be set up following the students fight which left 44 injured and treated at the local hospital.   

“This management will be calling on a COI to the relevant authorities to determine the cause of the trouble, so in future this will not occur again, (and also) when semester resumes we want everyone to come and return to a happy UOG again.

“We want to assure parents everywhere that the UOG management, council, Eastern Highlands Provincial Government and Police are doing everything to return UOG to normalcy,” Kopamu said.         

Charles Yapumi