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University of Papua New Guinea resumes academic year: Students looking ahead

Students from the University of Papua New Guinea are looking ahead to their future, with no regrets in completing the 2016/2017 academic year.

They told EMTV News; they do not want any more disruptions into their studies because they have felt the pinch of it.

A pharmacy student, Justin Casper was happy to return to complete his studies.

Medical Laboratory Science student, Craig Kalep said he is planning ahead for his future to repay the sacrifices of his parents, benefactors and sponsors.

Jacky Noah said the decision for them to pay full fees in the 2017 academic year doesn’t sound well.

He said the government must play its role investing in its human resources and not to leave the burden to parents.

General Secretary of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, Father Victor Roche said the students focus now is to complete their studies.

UPNG Acting Chancellor, Doctor Nicholas Mann in a telephone interview last week said the 2017 academic year will begin in April.

A deadline has been set for new intakes for the 2017 academic year to pay their full tuition fees by February 13. Failure to do so will result in their placements, being forfeited.

Today Monday January 16, normal classes resumed, for the completion of the second semester of the 2016 academic year.


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