UPNG reconciliation 2016

Reconciliation service underway at UPNG main campus

Secretary for the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, Professor David Kavanamur, told students that the future of this nation lies on their shoulders and it was important to move forward with trust.

He acknowledged the emptiness created at the campus by the unrest but said today was the start of a new journey. While creating trust between parties is difficult, taking the first steps towards this is important.

UPNG reconciliation one-sided, say student leaders

One of the leaders, Cameron Wari, told Loop PNG this morning that the purpose of a reconciliation is to forgive and forget.

“The student leaders are still terminated, which means the students are terminated.”

Another vocal leader of the UPNG Momase students, Yehingu Humungs, told his colleagues that the event today is not in the true spirit of forgiveness/reconciliation “as all our SRC leaders are implicated and sidelined on your behalf”.

He said today’s reconciliation ceremony will compromise the students’ values as individuals and agents of change.