Professor David Kavanamur

UPNG launches master of economics program

Held at the Main Lecture Theatre, the event was witnessed by less than 200 people, with dignitaries in the likes of the Secretary for the Department of Education, Professor David Kavanamur, and the Australian High Commissioner to PNG, Bruce Davies.

As an homegrown postgraduate degree that has been developed with the support of staff from the Australia National University, the program aims to provide high quality educational opportunities and human resource development for leaders engaged in the economic and public sectors of the nation.

OHE to issue tickets to sponsored students only

The Department of Higher Education and Research, Science and Technology secretary Professor David Kavanamur made this statement in a media release.

He added that all international students from Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, under the bilateral scholarship agreements between the PNG Government and their respective governments, will be issued tickets if they wish to return.

Tickets will be collected at Air Niugini offices nationwide. 

Universities must save 2016 academic year: Prof Kavanamur

The Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST) secretary Professor David Kavanamur said: “Our main agenda is to immediately salvage the academic year. Closing down the 2016 academic year should not be an option for the country.

“Currently, the rolling boycott has spanned six weeks of useful learning hours and I would like to call for restraint by all concerned parties.

“This is not the time to apportion blame, but it is time for understanding and reconciliation.