UPNG ends semester 1, now in 2nd


THE University of Papua New Guinea has completed its first semester and is now into the third week of semester two, according to the university’s director of public relations and event management.
“Students resumed semester two on Nov 7,” James Robins told The National yesterday.
“The academic calendar has been adjusted and lecturers are flat out and things are going all right – normal – the semester is a 13-week semester.
“Semester two will go on until Dec 19, will give them (students and staff) a break and then they will come back and resume on the 16 of January.
“That will then go on until Feb 24 and then they will have their examinations on March 6 and then end of the exams is on the 16th.”
Robins said orientation for new intakes next year would be on April 3 which would go on for a week and two weeks after that, continuing students would return for the first semester of the 2017 academic year.
“I have no graduation date at this point in time, the final details of the 2017 academic year are still being put together.”
Robins said next year would continue until November because a lot of time had been missed this year caused by student protests and closure.
He said the academic year usually ended around October.
“We lost time from May 2 right through until Sept 6 – which is a lot of time,” Robins said.

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