Upon registration this morning, the students of the University of PNG Medical Faculty at the Taurama Campus were asked by registration officers to pay the full 2018 fees.
Education Minister, Pila Niningi, maintained their position that school fees for this year will remain the same as that of 2017.
Today was the first day of classes for the Taurama Medical Campus, specifically for the second and fourth year students.
However, upon registration, the students were asked to pay the full 2018 fees.
This caused great confusion for the students, as they had just heard the minister stating there will be no increase in fees for this year.
Jethro Yuafoho, who is a paediatrician in the making, just wants the University to come out clear with their decision.
“We need to know,” Yuafoho said.
Buckley Mawe is a final year medical student who wants to become a surgeon. This is a critical year for him.
“We need to clear this before we go for studies,” Mawe told EMTV News.
Mitchel Mel, also a surgeon in the making, also stated that the University Council is in a meeting at the moment.
When contacted by EMTV News for comment, UPNG Public Relations advised that they will be releasing an official media statement on this, tomorrow.