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UPNG students at Waigani campus threaten mass withdrawal

Boycotting students at the University of Papua New Guinea have threatened a mass withdrawal if the Prime Minister’s office and the Police Commissioner do not respond positively to their petition.

Police ready to deter UPNG students protest march

‘Biased’ media firms to be banned from entering UPNG

The secretary of UPNG’s student representative council (SRC) Wesley Warun told Loop PNG: “EMTV, Post-Courier and The National will not be allowed to enter the campus next week because they are biased.”

UPNG’s current stance is for Prime Minister Peter O’Neill to step down and the two top cops, National Fraud and Anti-Corruption Directorate boss Matthew Damaru and Chief Inspector Timothy Gitua, be reinstated.

The institution believes that those three media houses are pro-O’Neill.

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VC: UPNG infrastructure a time bomb

Little to no maintenance of buildings at the University of Papua New Guinea has resulted in most of its infrastructure being labelled as a time bomb.

Hunters register win against Cutters by 14-point lead

UPNG dorm destroyed by fire

The cause of the fire is not immediately known.

Witnesses said at around 7pm, the fire started because they saw flames on the building, spreading fast.

The fire appeared to have started in the middle of the building on the top level.

Firemen and the emergency workers arrived late but managed to stop the fire from spreading.

Most first year students residing there said they lost valuable items like certificates, laptops and text books.

More than 100 students live in that hall of residence.

More to come.

Govt hands over Games Villages to University of PNG

Representing the PNG National Government was Minister for Sorts, tourism and culture  Justin Tkatchenko, the Governor of NCD Powes Parkop and on behalf of the Prime Minister at occasion was the Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology Malakhai Tabar.

Before officially handing over the key to the UPNG administration, Minister Tkatchenko challenged the students and the administration to take good care of the complex facility as it one of the world class facilities in the Pacific.

Conference an eye opener – Student

Newcrest Mining Ltd, in supporting the Chamber of Mines, sponsored the participation of five students.

David Riyong, a final year student in Geology, said he was privileged to be given the opportunity as it was his first time to attend such a conference where he gained useful information from the various topics presented at the three day conference.

“The conference was an eye-opener for me, as I never knew of the existence of certain mines operating within the country, thus this gives me greater understanding and knowledge, particularly in mining projects,’’ said Riyong

UPNG to host clean energy conference

With the growing renaissance on addressing energy deficiency in Papua New Guinea, this inaugural conference strives to bring together experts in PNG into one location to present, share and discuss ideas to increase the uptake of clean and renewable energy systems.

And now, with emphasis given to how research and projects undertaken in the higher education sector especially at the University of Papua New Guinea, a framework has been established to work towards achieving the National Energy Policy.

UPNG registration going paperless

 Among those changes will be the rollout of the paperless registration process which will see long registration lines become a thing of the past.

He says since the rollout of wifi internet access for students’ usage on campus, the university will be going paperless with its registration process.

Professor Mellam said a trial was carried out at the campus last Thursday which proved effective.

“Students will be able to register from their home provinces for the year before they fly in. Students will be able to access their timetable even before they come to school.”

Bougainville students win UPNG Soccer Association grand final

They defeated Morobe United 2-0 in the grand final today at the UPNG Oval.

The boys in orange proved too strong, scoring eight minutes into the game to make it 1-0 through Patrick Aisa right in front of net.

Real Blacks’ strong defence kept them from scoring despite several attempts.

Morobe had the advantage of height but were scoreless at half time 1-0.

The second half was intense as both teams showed off their skills while the game picked up momentum and the crowd were on their feet supporting their favourite team.

Medical Faculty upgraded

With recent sponsorship from AusAid, the Faculty has benefitted from upgrades to its facilities. Administration executive officer Philip Modudula says the new facilities will contribute, and have  already contributed, to the increase in standards of the study programs for students at the faculty.

Mr Modudula said that the Medical Faculty had often been mistaken as being an institute separate from the University of Papua New Guinea, and has had its budget cut by the university as a result of receiving the AusAid donations.