University receives K1.1 million funding


MINISTER for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology Francis Marus presented K1.1 million to the University of Goroka (UOG) in Kimbe, West New Britain, yesterday.
The presentation coincided with UOG’s first Early Childhood Education graduation held at Independence Park. Marus said the presentation was part of the funds allocated by the Government to salvage the 2016 academic year.
“I have presented funds to UPNG and Unitech already. This is the payment for UOG,” Marus said.
He said he was pleased with the UOG university council for making sure the students got back to classes amid the turbulence faced this year.
Marus thanked UOG headed by Chancellor Joseph Sukwianomb for the initiative in getting students back to classes.
The National Executive Council has approved K8 million for UOG.
Sukwianomb said the funds received would help the university function till the end of the academic year.
The university graduated 121 students who will be specialists in early childhood education (ECE).
The ECE project was a partnership between UOG and WNB Governor Sasindran Muthuvel.

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