University of Natural Resources and Environment

Former UNRE VC arrested

On October 9, 2017, at Kokopo, East New Britain Province, detectives from the National Fraud & Anti-Corruption Directorate in Port Moresby arrested and charged Professor Philip Siaguru, aged 55 of Kwapun village, Wewak District, East Sepik Province, with 12 counts of abuse of office under section 92 of the Criminal Code Act.

Professor Siaguru was the VC of UNRE when he committed the offences.

K1 million to be given to Oro learning centre

The centre which is a former campus of the University of Natural Resources and Environment (UNRE) will receive the funding promised to it.

Minister for Higher Education, Research and Technology, Malakai Tabar, said this to Ijivitari MP, David Arore, when queried about the funds and if the institution would be ready by next year.

“My Secretary has given instruction to the Vice Chancellor of UNRE to return the funds that were parked under UNRE to transfer it to the department then the department will look at allocating that K1 million to Oro Campus,” said Tabar.