UPNG National Academic Staff Association (NASA)

UPNG NASA continues discussions over outstanding payment

NASA president Emmanuel Gorea confirmed today that discussion on the 7.5 percent back payment is still on going with the relevant authority.

NASA met with the university management on Tuesday regarding the issue.

Gorea confirmed that the management is still in discussion with the Department of Finance and Treasury over the availability of funds.

He said NASA is also in consultation with the National Industrial Register on what course of action to take.

Meantime, according to UPNG’s revised calendar, students will be sitting for their examinations next week.

Security checks will continue at UPNG campus

This comes after staff raised concerns over the inappropriate checks at the gate by security personnel.

UPNG National Academic Staff Association (NASA) president Emmanuel Gorea said they were told by vice chancellor Professor Albert Mellam that this is a management issue.

Gorea said the management sees that it is proper to continue with this security check given the reports of people taking unauthorised material into campus.

The staff were told that security will remain as it is until the management feels that the environment is safe.