UOG Student boycott

No death at the University of Goroka: Chancellor

UOG Chancellor Joseph Sukwianomb confirmed with Loop PNG that information circulating on the social media, especially Facebook, is just a rumour.  

“I think those are speculations, like we heard from UPNG last week,” Sukwianomb said. 

He said the brief he received from the UOG vice-chancellor and registrar this morning was, all students were hospitalised but no deaths.      

“Most students injured were from Enga and Western Highlands.

University of Goroka students vacating campus following student fight

This followed fighting by students who opposed and supported the ongoing boycott of classes, for Prime Minister Peter O’Neill to set aside.

UOG Chancellor Joseph Sukwianomb told Loop PNG, that “this is in line with the decision of the (academic) senate to have two weeks’ break”.

“They (students) will come back to continue with their programs after the two weeks, (because) we are extending the study break and examination weeks.