Professor Albert Mellam

Mellam joins Chamber as new executive director

The Chamber Council announced today the appointment of the former University of Papua New Guinea Vice Chancellor to replace Anderson, who has been at the helm of the resource industry association for 28 years.

President of the PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum, Gerea Aopi, welcomed Prof. Mellam’s appointment and thanked Anderson for his tireless service to the Chamber and the PNG resource industry.

Mellam brings to the Chamber a wealth of experience, having worked as a senior academic and vice chancellor for more than 29 years at the University of Papua New Guinea.

​UPNG takes lead on gender equality

A gender workshop was held at the university recently for the school of business staff to ensure gender issues become a part of student learning. The workshop was funded by the Association of Commonwealth Universities and facilitated through the Pacific Leadership and Governance Precinct.

University vice-chancellor, Professor Albert Mellam, said the institution had an important role to play in creating change.

UPNG’s programs among the best, globally

 They are the Master of Laws in Business and Commercial Laws, and the advanced Diploma in Business (major in HRM) in Human Resource Management.

The ranking celebrates academic excellence for the University’s programs following the analysis of more than 17,000 programs from 1,000 universities in 154 countries, and reflects the quality and reputation of the University’s School of Business and Public Policy, and the School of Law.

UPNG students want Mellam to apologise

"No classes until the UPNG administration reconciles with us," a student leader told Loop PNG.

Violence erupted around 8am today when Uniforce guards allegedly forced students to go to class.

However, a Uniforce staff told Loop PNG that a group of students tried to prevent their colleagues from attending classes this morning.

"Uniforce tried to stop them when fight broke out," he stated.

At least three UPNG vehicles were burnt while a guard was reported to be injured.

Students still need to confirm injuries at their end.

VC: UPNG infrastructure a time bomb

It is like a bomb that is ticking and if nothing is done, more incidents like the fire last night will occur.

Vice chancellor Professor Albert Mellam, in issuing the warning today, said the university has been using the “band aid” approach of maintenance over the years with no infrastructure grants given to the institution since he took office.

Police boss praises Uniforce training

Deputy Commissioner Andrews said this on Thursday during the graduation ceremony for the security guards attached with the University's Uniforce.

The guards completed a Security Training Level 2 Course conducted by OSS-Orogen Ltd.

Andrews said: "You have realised the importance of training and the need to raise the level of professionalism and ethical standards within the industry.

He told the guards that they provide a very critical service in crime prevention and that their contribution is appreciated.