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Madang CSO Forum support stand by uni students

Madang CSO Forum is the umbrella body representing all civil society and non-government organisations in the province.

President of Madang CSO Forum, Andrew Mapio on Thursday, May 12, went on air using the provincial radio NBC Madang to express his views in support of the university students across the country.

He said the Madang CSO Forum fully supports the stand taken by the students from the University of PNG, Unitech and pressure groups in the country.

Police to man UPNG campuses

In a circular released this afternoon, UPNG vice-chancellor Professor Albert Mellam said: “Police presence will be witnessed on the Waigani and Taurama campuses due to the increased activities by some students that borders on criminality.

“Police is called upon to perform its constitutional duty to protect lives and properties, and will discharge this accordingly at the University of Papua New Guinea as well.”

The statement was met with frustration from the student body.

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Registrar breaks silence, calls on students to resume classes

The registrar of the University of Papua New Guinea has finally broken her silence by calling for students to return to class.

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UPNG students still continue boycotting of classes

Though doors to lecture rooms at the University of Papua New Guinea have been opened, students are still refusing to attend classes.

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UPNG students still continue boycotting of classes

A second year law student, who did not want to be named, told Loop PNG today that as per the advice of the academic senate, the student representative council has ensured that all the lecture room doors are open.

“But the rooms are empty. The students have decided not to attend classes today.”

A similar situation is happening at the School of Medical and Health Sciences at Three-Mile.

A medical student told Loop PNG: “There’s also a sit-in protest here at the Medical Faculty. We the students have made the decision ourselves to not attend classes.”

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UPNG students at Waigani campus threaten mass withdrawal

Boycotting students at the University of Papua New Guinea have threatened a mass withdrawal if the Prime Minister’s office and the Police Commissioner do not respond positively to their petition.

Police ready to deter UPNG students protest march