24 Aug 2016

University of PNG year to resume with tone of reconciliation

From , 3:05 pm on 24 August 2016

Reconciliation is the focus for students at the University of Papua New Guinea who are preparing for the resumption of the academic year next week.

The UPNG's academic year had been cancelled after over six weeks of disruptions and unrest at the Waigani campus related to a mass boycott of classes by students in protest against the Prime Minister Peter O'Neill.

However, the UPNG recently decided to have classes start up again in September and, under a re-worked schedule, fit in both 2016 and 2017 academic years by November next year.

The SRC's Gerald Tulu Manu-Peni told Johnny Blades he is wary about a possible backlash by university management against student leaders.

Students attend a rally at UPNG.

Students attend a rally at UPNG. Photo: UPNG4PNG