PNG University of Technology

UoT to introduce compulsory aptitude test for school leavers

In a statement, the university said: “PNGUoT receives as many as 10,000 applications for admission every year, from which about 900 are selected. 

“The PNGUoT council and management have therefore approved policies to ensure a fairer, more transparent selection process. 

“Accordingly, PNGUoT will use the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT-P) offered by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) in addition to the Grade 12 examination results of SLs to screen all entry applications.”

PM directs full probe into Unitech student killing

The late Graham Romanong was brutally murdered in June while he lay asleep in his room at the Unitech campus.

 In doing so, O’Neill issued a prime ministerial directive for Police Commissioner Gari Baki’s personal commitment to fully investigate, arrest and prosecute all persons involved in planning, financing and eventual  killing of the late young Graham in his room at Unitech, Lae on June 25 2016.

University campus curfew to assist in restoration of normalcy

Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill CMG MP, said the curfew will be undertaken internally by university authorities between the hours of 7pm and 6am.  The curfew will begin following Gazettal of the NEC Decision for a period of 30 days.

“The curfew on these campuses will help maintain law and order and assist universities in returning to normalcy,” the Prime Minister said.

“The safety of students, staff and families is paramount and we are further determined to put an end to the destruction of university properly.

Students appeal to provincial leaders to assist their ‘friends’

Fire  burnt down  the SRC president's residence, DODL and ATCDI buildings and the mess and a student was killed during the arson on Saturday night.

All students were asked to vacate the Unitech campus as the mess was burnt down.

The 72 Central students were privileged to return home safety today with their air fares fully sponsored by the Central Provincial Government.

Student representative Norman Bogana said they were grateful to return home but they’re sad to leave their fellow students behind.

Security Council meet makes recommendations

The Chief Secretary to Government,  Isaac B. Lupari  said the National Security Advisory Council (NSAC)  which met today resolved to make a series of recommendations to the National Executive Council (NEC) in relation to recent incidents on national university campuses.

“The NSAC has condemned the killing of an innocent student and the destruction of property as acts of barbarity by mindless individuals,” the Chief Secretary said following the NSAC meeting.

Central students attending Unitech to be repatriated

The 70 students will return home while issues are being sorted following the killing of a student and  arson that happened on campus at the weekend.

The first batch of 30 students will arrive in the morning and will be met by the Central Governor Kila Haoda and Central Provincial Administrator Gei Guni Raga.

The rest of the students will arrive later on during the day.

Their tickets have been issued directly by the Governor and the provincial government as the safety of students is paramount.

Damage to universities estimated to be K20 million

These include the University of PNG, University of Goroka and PNG University of Technology.

At UPNG, five vehicles and the Uni Venture building were burnt, a slate of glass which walls the Michael Somare Library was shattered while the canteen at the Forum Square area was nearly cracked open.

At Unitech, fire was set to the SRC president's residence, DODL and ATCDI buildings and the mess. These buildings suffered substantial damage from the fire.

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Student protest now law and order issue

The student protest at the University of Papua New Guinea is now a law and order issue.

Investigation to determine SOE at universities

Investigation to determine SOE at universities

The two universities, PNG University of Technology and the University of PNG, have boycotted classes for almost two months.

Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, Malakai Tabar is directing a high powered Government team to assess the situation on the ground at Unitech following the burning of buildings (pictured) and death of a student.

Tabar will also be asking the Minister for Police to institute curfews in the troubled universities in order to maintain peace.

“We would like to go before cabinet to try and institute a curfew and SOE.

Minister Tabar condemns Unitech arson

Reports from the university administration confirmed that four buildings have been burnt and one student has died.

Tabar said this is the work of criminal elements and conveyed his sympathies and condolences to the parents and relatives of the deceased student.

He assured that the law will bring the perpetrators of this murder to justice.

“I call on forces that have had a hand in causing instability and cruel destruction to our universities to take into account the common good and not destroy our universities and their culture of academic learning and innovation.