University of PNG

Department to take lead in establishing medical university

The National Executive Council endorsed the stand-alone PNG Medical and Health Sciences University on Monday, January 23.

The need for more doctors in the country prompted the PNG National Doctors Association (PNG NDA) to petition the government to establish the university.

The petition was to ask the government to convert the University of PNG’s School of Medical Health Science (SMHS) Taurama Campus into a stand-alone university.

Talks on Medical and Health Sciences University underway

PNG National Doctors Association (NDA) have petitioned the Government to convert the University of PNG’s School of Medical Health Science (SMHS) Taurama Campus into a stand-alone university.

PNG NDA president Dr James Naipao said this will come to fulfillment and they’re proud of this achievement.

Naipao had informed Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and the Government for the need to rejuvenate the SMHS with its own funding and make it into a stand-alone medical university.

University campus curfew to assist in restoration of normalcy

Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill CMG MP, said the curfew will be undertaken internally by university authorities between the hours of 7pm and 6am.  The curfew will begin following Gazettal of the NEC Decision for a period of 30 days.

“The curfew on these campuses will help maintain law and order and assist universities in returning to normalcy,” the Prime Minister said.

“The safety of students, staff and families is paramount and we are further determined to put an end to the destruction of university properly.

PM responds to points in students’ petition

In a nine-page letter, the PM responded to the 10 points raised by the universities.

1.UBS loan

“This matter is before the Court and as such it would be sub judice for me to discuss several aspects at this stage. However I wish to clarify misunderstanding and confusion over this borrowing,” O’Neill said.

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Participants arrive for APEC transportation meeting

Participants from the Asia Pacific Region have arrived in Port Moresby for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meet.

University gives highest honour to Dame Meg

Affected students moved to Games Village

UPNG student services told Loop PNG students who were on campus yesterday were issued keys to rooms in the Games Village around 11pm.

The student services said Talaigu dormitory housed 85 business foundation year students. This figure excludes those students who “bunk up” with their friends due to accommodation or financial problems.

Loop was on site this morning and was told by eye witnesses the fire started at the top floor between 6 and 7pm.

Officer: Fire started at top of UPNG dorm

NCD Fire Commander Akia Koia tells Loop PNG that the Waigani station was on call and was assisted by the Gerehu and Boroko units.

Koia says that the building has since been cleared with officials still on site to monitor it.

Observation on ground is that the building still appears to be giving off smoke.

Koia says as well that the cause of the fire is yet to be established. From initial reports, the fire started sometime between 6 and 7pm on Friday.

Later this afternoon, fire officials will go over the site and begin inspections. 

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Conference an eye opener – Student

Third and final year students in the science field at the University of Papua New Guinea were privileged to be given an opportunity to be part of the annual Mining and Petroleum conference held in Port Moresby from November 24th – 26th.

Judge happy with prison repatriation exercise

Do not abuse goodness of Papua New Guineans: Poyle

He said this today during the opening of the final day of the Waigani Seminar in Port Moresby.

“I warn us that we must not do that,” said Polye.

“The people of this nation, they are illiterate of course, but they are not fools!”

“Government is running out with the patience, and goodness, and decency of Papua New Guineans.”

Polye said the opposition had predicted an economic crisis and that the likelihood of that happening was now a reality.

He said desperate measure had to be taken immediately to avoid the effects of it within the next three years.