UPNG on lock down

All doors to lecture rooms, staff offices and even the UPNG clinic are closed.

Some UPNG staff members told Loop PNG this morning (Wednesday) that “something happened last night”.

A student leader confirmed the statement, saying the road leading to the campus was blocked off by drums and fires were lit during the night.

“This measure was taken to protect the students.”

Vice-chancellor Professor Albert Mellam met with the staff members this morning outside the Uniforce security base.

A UPNG personnel told Loop PNG that they were told to just wait for the outcome of the students’ activities.

“We support the students’ stance but we can’t do much.”

It is the students’ battle, he stated.

For now, all doors will remain closed.

Carmella Gware