Vincent Malaibe

Students’ intellectual quality keeps dropping: UPNG

This is one of the reasons why universities in the country are struggling to remain viable amidst the country’s economic situation.

Acting vice chancellor of the University of Papua New Guinea, Vincent Malaibe, explains that Grade 12 students are entering universities with substandard education, causing universities to spend more time and money to maintain quality output.

This in turn increases operational costs for universities.

UPNG inks deal with Goroka college

This is now possible following the recent signing of a memorandum of understanding between the UPNG acting vice chancellor, Vincent Malaibe, and the college principal, Sogerifa Lutago.

In a statement, UPNG said: “Under this MOU, students who complete the diploma program will be able to enrol and complete the bachelor of accounting degree program at UPNG within two years. 

​UPNG announces Mellam’s resignation

The council clarified that the university played no part in prompting his resignation rather, Mellam resigned at his own accord and the University accepts his decision.

Professor Mellam entered UPNG at the age of 17 as a student. And now, after serving the university for 29 years as an academia and an administrator at management level, Professor Mellam is drawing the curtain to his public service career.

His resignation will be effective as of 4:06pm on Friday, May 26th.