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July 4, 2022

Schram Allowed To Return

After a three week boycott, students at the University of Technology (Unitech) have won a small but significant victory.

The Justice Minister, Kerenga Kua, has gaven an undertaking that he and other government ministers will facilitate in the return of Dr. Albert Schram to Papua New Guinea.


Mr. Kua, has also directed government lawyers to remain in Lae this weekend to prepare documents to set aside a court order preventing Dr. Schram from returning as Unitech Vice Chancellor. 


The compromise was reached after a four hour meeting between students and five ministers including Higher Education Minister Delilah Gore, Police Minister Robert Atiyafa, and Trade Minister, Richard Maru.


The Higher Education Minister will also table the Sevua Investigation at a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday and will travel with the same delegation to Lae on Thursday for another meeting with students.


Meanwhile, classes will remain suspended until Dr. Schram's return is finalised.

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