Professor Kenneth Sumbuk

Why a university exists

This was the point made by the new acting vice chancellor of the University of Papua New Guinea.

Professor Kenneth Sumbuk, in accepting his appointment as the acting vice chancellor of UPNG, issued the reminder that a university exists to provide quality graduates, stressing on the adjective ‘quality’.

“And that is something that many people within the sector and also stakeholders, government, parents, graduands, employers have been concerned about how the university has been travelling,” stated Sumbuk.

No increase in UPNG fees: Interim council

This follows the suspension of the UPNG Council and the appointment of an interim one.

During the interim council’s special meeting today, the council resolved to rescind the earlier decision to increase tuition and boarding and lodging fees.

“There’ll be no increase in the school fees for 2019,” stated UPNG Interim Council Chancellor, Jeffrey Kennedy.

“If there’s any need for revenue raising, the new acting vice-chancellor will advise the council and we may resort to alternative revenue raising measures.”