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UPNG SRC constitution suspended

UPNG acting chancellor Dr Nicholas Mann confirmed that the council gives power to the SRC and has now removed that power.

Dr Mann said the council has suspended the constitution of the SRC for the rest of 2016 only.

He explained that if the constitution is suspended then the SRC no longer exists.

“The SRC now doesn’t have any legal standing on university matters,” Dr Mann said.

Meantime, the law enforcing agencies are responsible for apprehending those involved in the arson and law and order issues on campus.

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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

Police commend Unitech students and Lae residents

Lae metropolitan police commander Anthony Wagambie Junior told Loop PNG that the event today was carried out smoothly without any drama.

He commended all the student leaders and the student body as well as the general public for their cooperation with police on duty in and around the city.

Wagambie observed that all businesses within the city carried out their normal operations; shops at Eriku were open with buses on the road and schools attended by students.

Lae police will allow Unitech students to carry out awareness

Lae metropolitan police commander Anthony Wagambie Junior says his office has been in dialogue with the student leaders of Unitech and has approved the request for the students to hold the awareness campaign, set to start at 11am tomorrow (Wednesday).

Wagambie says the awareness meet, scheduled to end at 2pm, is a result of ongoing talks between police and student reps as of last Monday.

He further praised the students, adding that they have been cooperating well in this current issue, avoiding any form of violence or disorder in the community.

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Around 200 Ox & Palm workers on strike

Factory workers at Hugo Canning Company, the maker of Ox & Palm corned beef, are on strike after a disagreement with the company management.

Divine Word University main campus joins in the fight

Divine Word University main campus joins in the fight

DWU’s student representative council arranged with the administration and hosted a forum yesterday in the St John Paul II Community Hall, Madang campus.

“A majority of the students presented their views in line with our sister universities; for Prime Minister Peter O’Neill to step aside and be questioned,” a student, who did not want to be named, told Loop PNG today.

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.”