University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG)

Miss PNG promotes good qualities

The theme for the network was ‘An Influential Woman is a Woman of substance’ and Miss Nicholas who spoke about how she sees a woman of substance.

“I’d like to break down this theme into my own understanding with three main characters. Introspective, empathic and faithful. This is how I see a woman of substance.

UPNG to build Sir Michael monument

In tribute, the University of Papua New Guinea held a commemoration service Friday evening at its Waigani Campus.

In attendance was Prime Minister James Marape.

The Prime Minister commended the University’s management and student leaders for the permanent way in which they have chosen to honour a great leader in Sir Michael, by announcing a plan to erect a monument in his honour.

“Today is really my privilege to be part of this occasion where our university, led by students who are initiating this monument to be built in honour of our great Grand Chief.

Everyday People: Alana Aisi

Alana began her make-up business around 2019 to 2020. It has been running successfully for 3 years now.

More opportunities for students

Member for Yangoru-Saussia and Minister for International Trade and Investment, Richard Maru represented the Yangoru-Saussia District Development Authority (YSDDA) yesterday signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the University of PNG to bring quality education to his people.

The signing paves way for the set-up of Open College campus in the district.

UPNG, district sign MOA

Member for Yangoru-Saussia and Minister for International Trade and Investment, Richard Maru when signing the agreement said UPNG will have a strong and vibrant campus at the district’s doorstep.

“I am pleased that my district will be the first to host the first science-based degree program outside of the main campus at UPNG. This is a milestone occasion,” Maru said.

The Open campus will have two separate study centres, one at Warasuau for Nombo and Saussia students where the administrative centre will be located.

SHP Students Call For Peace

The UPNG Southern Highlands Student Association are offering their sincere condolences to the families and tribesmen of those who have lost loved ones when Mendi was turned into a battlefield by supporters of rival Southern Highlands Regional candidates.

The tragic event happened on the morning of 18th of August 2022. Government services such as hospitals and schools were disrupted due to the intense counting period.

UPNG Central Students Moale Night

Agarobe presented a cheque of K516,000 to assist in school fee subsidy for the next school semester.

The Moale night gave the chance to other associations like Rigo, Motu Koitabu, Abau, Goilala and Kairuku a chance to raise funds through the meet.

According to Central Students Union President, Josh Kupu, said the aim of the event was to attract community support and motivate more young people to participate.

“Through the support from Governor Agarobe, students are able to work hard in school and not worry about school fees.”

Research Important To Life

Vice Chancellor, Professor Frank Griffin says that research is not only important to the university but it is also imperative to existence.

He said this while receiving a K100,000 grant from the Secretariat for Science & Technology recently. Prof. Griffin said the main purpose of the research is to inform action, give evidence of theories and contribute to developing knowledge into the field of study.

He said the university needed to be in the forefront of knowledge generation at the frontier of research.

BSP Online Solution To Ease Payment Issues

Payment of school fee has been an on-going issue for all students, parents, sponsors and education institutions throughout PNG, thus BSP’s online payment solution will cover such issues and a solution to both parties to avoid visiting the branches and for an efficient reconciliation process.

UPNG’s Director of Information and Communication Technology, William Tapio said the payment method the school wants to encourage parents, guardians, sponsors and students to utilize these payment methods to achieve a seamless registration journey for both students and bursary staff.

Raising Awareness On NGE 2022

The students stressed to the people that their vote is important and has the potential to develop or destroy Papua New Guinea.

The pre-election campaign awareness took place at Tainaladera Section in Vabukori Village in the Moresby South Electorate.

Laws of the country guarantee that every individual has the right to vote freely. Eligible voters should not vote out of obligation to family or close relations, but to vote because the candidates portray and deliver good policies without bribery and the like.