Gore Flags Action Against Defiant Unitech Staff And Students

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APPROPRIATE disciplinary action will be taken on students and staff of the Papua New Guinea University of Technology who continue to defy orders to return to class.

Minister for Higher Education, Research Science and Technology Delilah Gore made these remarks in a news conference this afternoon in Port Moresby.

 

She says the position of the government is clear; they will not negotiate the appointment of a Vice Chancellor with the student body, and that the government respects autonomy of the University which is governed by its own Act.

 

She has appealed to all students to return to class.

 

The minister’s renewed calls follow a failed attempt to meet with the students last week.

 

The students and staff, refused to meet with the minister when she travelled to Lae, in a bid to end the boycott, and to convince the students and supportive faculty members to allow the government to discuss their concerns.

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