“This funding will go a long way to addressing the extra costs of feeding residential students, paying service suppliers such as our caterers, PNG Power, and Eda Ranu, and purchasing other materials for the maintenance of operations,” Acting Chancellor, Dr. Nicholas Mann said.
The 2016 Semester 2 classes resumed on 16 January 2017 and will conclude with the final 2016 examinations on 15 March.
The Orientation Week for new students will commence on 3 April. Those continuing students who successfully complete their 2016 programs, and achieve the required GPA, and are accepted for re-enrolment, will then commence their 2017 academic programs on 17 April 2017.
“The University has always been conscious of the support and commitment of parents and the various sponsors in ensuring that students have the best opportunity to complete their studies and then continue on and graduate,” the Chancellor said.
“This release of a portion of the promised funding means that the plans for new and continuing students for 2017 can proceed without any further disruptions.”
The selected students who have received offers of acceptance from The University of Papua New Guinea to enrol in their nominated programs should confirm their acceptance and pay their required compulsory fees by Tuesday, 28 February. This is non-negotiable.
In cases where new students fail to pay the compulsory fees by 28 February, this will result in the automatic forfeiture of their admission to UPNG. As there are many other potential students who can be admitted to UPNG, the forfeited placings will be offered to these potential students.
The names of these potential students will be posted on the UPNG website, www.upng.ac.pg on Monday, 6 March, 2017.
For continuing students, compulsory fees must also be paid by 28 February. Failing this, continuing students will not register for the 2017 Academic Year.
“The University is looking forward to receiving the balance of the government’s funding,” says Dr Mann.