UPNG Academic year 2016 terminated

UPNG classes to resume on September 5

The UPNG council’s decision to resume classes has been made possible due to appropriate and timely financial support from the government and a security risk assessment for the university.

The National Executive Council (NEC) approved the release of K12 million to help bring academic programs back and meet other essential expenditures, including addressing security-related issues and repair damages to the school’s properties.

UPNG academic year terminated

After eight weeks of missed classes due to boycott, protest and arson on campus, the decision has now been made to terminate the 2016 teaching and learning activities only at the university, with immediate effect.

This decision was announced today by the university council to the students and staff at the Forum Square, main Waigani campus. UPNG acting chancellor Dr Nicholas Mann said the council reached its decision after consultation with relevant authorities, including the Prime Minister and the Office of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology.