UOG receives students’ petition

The University of Goroka has responded to a signed petition by 23 student leaders representing provinces in Papua New Guinea.

The petition was for the school’s administration to address pressing issues on campus. 

In a statement, Chancellor Joseph Sukwianomb acknowledged the receipt of an official letter dated 13th of April.

He stated that he also appreciated the manner in which the petition was presented; through a professional and formal request.

The chancellor understood the context and content of the issue and challenges that students have rightfully presented and he is working cooperatively and in consultation with the team to address these challenges.

He said the students had requested for the university to look into nine of the main pointers raised, which are:

  • ICT services
  • Student administration
  • Bursary division
  • Library
  • The state of the mess
  • Academic staff
  • Unexplained charges
  • Payment of TESAS component of fees
  • Fair treatment of student taking content courses

The chancellor said although they will not be looking at addressing all the points, they have already started on improving most of the services, including ICT with improved and better student services.

The chancellor has assured students and sponsors, who are mostly rural parents, that the university is addressing most – if not all – the issues and challenges that are being faced.

(UOG library – Picture: UOG Facebook page)

Imelda Wavik