University Council

Dr Waninga is Acting VC for UoG

At a press conference held in Port Moresby, University Chancellor, Joe Wemin said the decision of the Minister to appoint Dr Waninga as Acting VC confirms with the laws of this country. 

He said the Minister is empowered by the Higher Education Act to revoke and appoint.

“The court decision today reflects that the minister did not make any mistake. He did not change the management by the council because he wants to do for the sake of KT management. The court upheld the decision made by the Minister,” Mr Wemin said.

UOG SRC constitution under review

The University Council decided to suspend the Student Representative Council (SRC) at the height of student unrests on campus in 2016 and review the SRC constitution.

As a decision of the Council, an internal committee comprising of staff and students was established to review the constitution.

UPNG student facilities to close

In a statement, the institution said: “All student facilities and amenities will shut down at noon on Saturday, 17 December, and all students must vacate the Waigani and Taurama Campuses.

“This situation is necessitated by the extraordinary circumstances that surrounded the university in 2016 as a result of the four-month student boycott of classes.”

As all dormitories have had an additional two months of occupancy, it is essential that they are vacated so that the necessary maintenance work can be carried out.

UPNG academic year terminated

After eight weeks of missed classes due to boycott, protest and arson on campus, the decision has now been made to terminate the 2016 teaching and learning activities only at the university, with immediate effect.

This decision was announced today by the university council to the students and staff at the Forum Square, main Waigani campus. UPNG acting chancellor Dr Nicholas Mann said the council reached its decision after consultation with relevant authorities, including the Prime Minister and the Office of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology.