Academic blames unrest on uni administrations

National, Normal

The National, Friday July 26th, 2013


A FORMER academic has blamed student unrest on university administrators and academics.

Kombra Kui, a former head of accounting in business studies at the PNG University of Technology (Unitech) said protests disturbed and jeopardised students’ commitment to studies.

He said the protests were organised to protect the interests of administrators and academics.

“Parents can rest assured that students are not receiving full benefits of learning as deserved due to negative impact of poor decisions,” Kui said.

“Students’ sense of sacrifice devoted to learning is disturbed and jeopardised from what student’s truly expect.

“We can prevent the negative impact that affects Unitech if we do not make unnecessary loss of time incurring additional costs, lowering standards of quality education and non-academic politics.”

Kui said the cause of the Unitech management issue was the result of poor administration and academic decisions.

“The recruitment and appointment procedures must be reviewed and officials discharging these duties given further training to execute required duties diligently to provide better leadership,” he said.