26 Aug 2016

PNG universities look to move on from disruptions

From , 5:03 am on 26 August 2016

There's a tone of reconciliation in Papua New Guinea as the academic year resumes after disruptions at the country's three main universities.

In May students at the University of PNG in Port Moresby, the University of Goroka and the University of Technology in Lae decided to boycott classes in protest against the prime minister Peter O'Neill.

The boycotts went for over a month before descending into unrest at all three campuses.

Academic schedules were suspended but are now resuming, as Johnny Blades reports.

Students attend a rally at UPNG.

Students attend a rally at UPNG. Photo: UPNG4PNG