Cut down on expenditure: Fr Jan

The University of Papua New Guinea has been asked to review its own expenditures in areas it can cut back on and defer some exercises until when monies are available.

The Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology Secretary, Fr Jan Czuba, made the statement during the announcement of UPNG’s 2018 fees.

“We have to look at the way the universities are operating now to make them more efficient and to cut down the expenses,” Fr Jan said.

He also made it clear that not only can the government assist but the universities themselves have to do some work to help out.

He adds that the Minister for DHERST, Pila Niningi, has advised the university to reduce expenditure and that will make room for further improvements in future.

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Annette Kora