11 Mar 2013

Unitech vice-chancellor deported from PNG again

7:55 pm on 11 March 2013

The vice-chancellor of Papua New Guinea's University of Technology has expressed frustration after being deported from the country for the second time in a month.

Albert Schram has had a year long battle with the University Council which, despite having been replaced by the government, has effected his deportation by making what Dr Schram says were false statements to immigration officials.

Immigration officials refused the Dutch national entry to Port Moresby last month while issues surrounding Mr Schram's appointment and the University Council were being addressed.

Dr Schram attempted to enter PNG again last week but was refused entry, and was told he needed to apply for a new visa and work permit.

However he says he never had trouble entering PNG during the past year on his current visa.

Dr Schram, who has significant support from students and the staff at Unitech in Lae, says he wants to return because he feels he has a mission to help the troubled institution.