UPNG acting chancellor Dr Nicholas Mann confirmed that the council gives power to the SRC and has now removed that power.
Dr Mann said the council has suspended the constitution of the SRC for the rest of 2016 only.
He explained that if the constitution is suspended then the SRC no longer exists.
“The SRC now doesn’t have any legal standing on university matters,” Dr Mann said.
Meantime, the law enforcing agencies are responsible for apprehending those involved in the arson and law and order issues on campus.
The UPNG Registrar has released a notice advising students to vacate the Waigani and Taurama campus by Monday, July 11.
The Officer of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology has advised students to collect their tickets at the Air Niugini Port Moresby sales office.