CLASSES at Lae Technical College have been suspended for the rest of this week as a precautionary measure against cholera and dysentery outbreak in the province.
The governing council of the college made the decision yesterday.
Chairman of the council Kila Vuivagi said in view of the seriousness of the situation in the city and other parts of the province, the council agreed that students should be protected from the risk of being infected.
Thus, the council agreed that classes should be suspended immediately as of yesterday and the rest of the week.
College acting principal Lawrence Parry said students would commence their term break from next week and the council also agreed that classes would resume on Oct 5.
Mr Vuivagi said students could travel back to their homes if they wished to as long as they returned for the resumption of classes next month.
Mr Parry added that all sporting activities that normally drew large crowds at the college had also been suspended until further notice.
Academic staff and other administration personnel would continue normal duties during the emergency break.