In the second sitting of parliament today, Deputy Opposition Leader Sam Basil raised a question to the Higher Education Minister Malachi Tabar on how his department is addressing the issues that is costing the UPNG students their semester one of the 2016 academic year.
In response to Mr Basil’s question, Minister Tabar stated that he is working closely with the UPNG university council to ensure that the semester resumes successfully. Minister Tabar says the semester one will resume however the university council is taking time to restructure the semester students can kick off from where they left.
In addition, the mister made it clear that Sir Nagora Bogan is still the chancellor of the Papua New Guinea University of Technology following rumours on social media that Sir Nagora was sacked. He says rumours by ‘faceless people on Facebook’ should not be trusted unless an official announcement is made. PNGFM