28 Apr 2014

PNG's Lae university to tackle grievances

4:30 am on 28 April 2014

The newly re-installed vice chancellor of Papua New Guinea's University of Technology, Dr Albert Schram, says he's taking immediate measures to resolve long standing grievances.

Dr Schram has been back at the university in Lae for three weeks after being forced out of the country a year ago after the university council took issue with a reform programme he had taken.

He is back after students, boycotting classes, demanded he be re-instated as vice chancellor and given the appropriate visa.

Dr Schram says he does not intend taking an aggressive approach but urgent concerns for staff and students are being addressed.

"The staff has been promised a salary review several times, so that is quite a heavy process that we must start soon and for the students we can make some improvements which will improve their living and learning experience on campus quickly."

The vice chancellor of Papua New Guinea's University of Technology in Lae, Dr Albert Schram