2016 UPNG academic year terminated

UPNG empty as students return home

The 2016 academic year was terminated following eight weeks of continuous boycott, protest, intimidation and arson.

UPNG acting chancellor Dr Nicholas Mann confirmed today that all students have left campus.

Dr Mann said students that were enrolled in 2016 will not reapply but only register again for the 2017 academic year.

He said only the 2016 Grade 12 students will apply for first year in 2017.

The university senate is putting in place a structure to accommodate the 2016 first year students and the new intakes.

Education Minister Kuman unhappy with termination of UPNG academic year

This means there will be no school this year and continuing students will have to re-apply to complete their year courses in 2017.  

“The senate decision will also have an impact on the number of spaces available for this year grade 12 students who would apply for spacing at UPNG in 2017,” a frustrated minister said.

 “I hope the council will take heed of those, and may be going through some consultative process and I am requesting that they reconsider their decision, especially UPNG so we can save the 2016 school year.