Unitech’s semester 1 ends


THE first semester of the 2016 academic year at the PNG University of Technology ended this week, the university says.
Acting vice chancellor, Dr Ora Renagi said the last students’ examinations ended successfully on Monday.
“Unitech has gone through a lot of problems with the student crisis this year, however, I am relieved that semester one is now ending successfully.”
He said six more weeks were left before the 2016 academic would end.
Dr Renagi commended the university security, Lae police and Guard Dog Security company for working together with the management and other relevant sections of the university in boosting security at the campus so far.
He thanked IPI Catering and NKW Construction company for successfully erecting the temporary mess in time for students to arrive for the resumption of classes by Aug 29.
He also revealed that the university was yet to receive the K40 million promised by the Government and was continuing talks with the relevant departments for the funds.
Dr Renagi said the university had depleted most of its operational funds to undertake various projects including the temporary mess, security operations and dormitory renovations, to prepare for the arrival of the students and would greatly need the Government support to operate successfully to end the academic year.
He said the university was challenged by the Government to raise internal revenue to supplement its budget and operations and so was planning to utilise its abundant land in partnering with the Government and private companies.

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