University of Goroka fight 2016

UOG students call for investigation

The incident led to the hospitalisation of 46 students on Tuesday.

More than 300 students who arrived in the Enga capital of Wabag on Wednesday night in three hired buses said students from Enga, Hela, Jiwaka, WHP and SHP were attacked without any good reason by their Eastern Highlands and Chimbu colleagues.

The students said the attackers were allegedly assisted by locals with dangerous weapons, including fire-arms, bush knives, spears and arrows.

​Foreign students at UOG are safe: SI High Commission

Loop PNG was reliably informed by the Solomon Islands High Commission this morning.

"They (Solomon Islands students) are residing on campus, with Vanuatu students who are under bilateral scholarships," said Solomon Islands Education Attaché, Claire Damutalau.

"I talked to the chancellor who is responsible for the international students and he assured us student safety is guaranteed on campus (because) there are Police presence on the ground.

"They are safe on campus and receiving meals at the campus.