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University Council lifts suspension, students to resume studies

The University of Papua New Guinea Council has lifted the suspension of semester one and allowed students to return to the university and resume classes.

The University's semester one was suspended by the University Council after students failed to return to classes and continued protest against the government.  The students have been demanding for almost a month that Prime Minister Peter O’Neill stand down and face a police investigation into corruption allegations.

The PNG Council has decided to lift  the suspension  of semester one plus the revised academic planner for the 2016 academic year.

According to the Public Relations Director of the University, Mr Jim Robins, the University council decided to resume semester 1 on the 6th of June for Medical Faculty and the 14th of June for the Waigani Campus.

The examinations dates are also set with only one week semester break to make up for the time lost by the boycotting
Mr Robins emphasized that the school will resume despite the number of students on campus.
He also stated that those who want to continue boycotting or to express their democratic right can do so but the semester will resume as planned.
He said the academic year will end on the 5th of November unlike past years where the academic ends in October.

Posted by Staff Reporter : PNG Today on Thursday, June 02, 2016. Filed under , , , . You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Share this Article


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