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April 13, 2021

PM’s Response to Petition from Universities

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By Adelaide Sirox Kari – EMTV News, Port Moresby

Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, has responded to petitions presented to him by the two universities in Papua New Guinea.

The Prime Minister says that appropriate responses will be made as soon as the government receives satisfactory advice from the state agencies.

Mr O’Neill says that the petition contained issues which are technical and legal in nature. It will require proper advice from state agencies before any responses are made.

Mr O’Neill said some issues are in court that required legal advice.

At this time, the Government or the Prime Minister’s Office will not provide any responses in a manner requested.

However, University of PNG SRC President, Kenneth Rapa, told EMTV News that he is yet to receive any response from the Prime Minister. While Lae University of Technology SRC President, David Kelma, confirmed he has received it.

Meanwhile, UPNG Senate today has met to discuss the academic year.

The Senate has not released their decision yet, whether to continue the academic year.

But UPNG Public Relations Officer, Jim Robins, has said their response will be given as soon as possible because most parents are concerned with their children’s future.

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