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Vanuatu Government yet to receive report on status of students in PNG

Vanuatu government has not taken any decision on the fate of Vanuatu students studying at the University of Technology in Papua New Guinea following the killing of a student and arson at the campus in Lae.

Nine ni-Vanuatu students are currently studying the Unitech.

The situation there is reportedly tense but calm after police reinforcements were able to bring the weekend event under control.

The Ministry of Education has told the media it is yet to receive a report from the fact-finding-mission that went to PNG two weeks ago to assess the status of students following the riots.

It said any such report will be tabled at the Council of Ministers meeting for a decision.

Of the 20 ni-Vanuatu students in PNG, nine are studying at the UNITECH, five at the University of Papua New Guinea and six are at the Medical Faculty of PNG.

So far, only the Central Provincial Government in PNG has made a decision to repatriate 70 of its students who are studying at the Unitech, back home.

Media reports from PNG say the Unitech campus had been deserted by students in fear of their lives following the killing of a first year student from Southern Highlands on Saturday night. Loop Vanuatu

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