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July 4, 2022

Academic Vows To Revive Journalism At UPNG

The Journalism Strand at the University of Papua New Guinea is poised for change.


Sorariba Nash, an academic returned from the University of South Pacific in Fiji to lift the standard of the strand.

He urged all stakeholders to work with him to achieve this.


An academic from the University of Papua New Guinea has vowed to revive the UPNG’s Journalism program.


And he has urged the media industry to support the School of Journalism.


Sorariba Nash, who has just returned from teaching at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji, says he needs the support of all stakeholders to revive the journalism program.


Mr Sorariba was the former strand leader at UPNG’s Journalism school before his departure to Fiji.

He admitted the quality of training at the UPNG journalism school needs to be lifted to be on par with other universities in the region.


Mr Sorariba was on contractual agreement with the Divine Word University, and was on his way from Fiji to Madang, but stopped in Port Moresby to revive the UPNG Journalism school.


He described his arrival at UPNG as accidental, but despite that he has gone straight into teaching trying to assist the school.


At the time of his arrival, there were complaints in the media by parents of concerned students attending the school of journalism.


But Sorariba says he takes on board the challenge and that he will get his hands dirty to lift the quality of journalism training at the university.


Mr Sorariba is one of the few qualified Papua New Guineans to graduate with a Masters in Journalism and Communication, and information technology from Wales in the United Kingdom, and has completed his PDH thesis, ready to be submitted.


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