Schedule for PNG's Unitech to resume classes laid out

2:28 pm on 3 August 2016

Papua New Guinea's University of Technology in Lae says classes will resume on 29th August and continue until 9 December.

The academic board said students would be expected on the campus on 24th August for registration, then there would be two weeks spent revising the interrupted semester one, running through to September 11th.

A week is set aside for the first semester exams from 12th September.

The second semester began on 26th September with examinations from the beginning of December.

Crowds set fire to a number of buildings at the University of Technology in Lae, Papua New Guinea, leaving extensive damage.

In June, crowds set fire to a number of buildings at the University of Technology in Lae leaving extensive damage. Photo: Supplied / Albert Schram

The university management said it was speaking with police and security firms about security and would sign a memorandum of understanding with Lae Police in a couple of weeks.

A reconciliation with the students was planned for 16th September.

Unitech students in May joined a class boycott instigated by University of PNG students who were trying to force Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, to stand down over fraud allegations.

There were later violent clashes on the campus resulting in the death of a student and the destruction of UNITECH property.

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