UOG Senate suspends lectures for two weeks

The University of Goroka Senate yesterday suspended lectures for two weeks after a student riot in the morning at the campus.

Some students say the fight is not related to UPNG protest.

A Goroka student was attacked and is alleged to have been wounded by some Hagen students and was admitted at Goroka hospital.

The Hagen students paid K1, 000 compensation on Sunday.

But some Goroka students were not satisfied.

They combined with Chimbu students with support from outside elements and attacked Hagen and Wabag students in the morning.

The crowd from market that ran to UOG gate and back to town in the morning were opportunists.

Meanwhile many students have left the Campus.

Some staff are arranging for outside accommodation and food for students from other provinces

More than 50 students were injured from knife wounds and stones and we're rushed to the Goroka hospital for treatment.

While many of them were already treated, one is still fighting for his life at the hospital at the intensive care unit.

Meanwhile police have moved into the area and calmed the situation but tension still hangs.


Freddy Mou