Eastern Highlands students flown home

The National, Friday July 15th, 2016

THE Eastern Highlands Provincial Government has spent more than K200,000 to repatriate Eastern Highlands students studying in State universities at the height of the student crisis, Governor Julie Soso says.
“Eastern Highlands students studying at the University of Papua New Guinea and University of Technology were flown back home on a K200,000 funding from the provincial government,” Soso said.
She made this announcement to Eastern Highlands students attending the University of Goroka and more than 2000 people at the opening of a new Meri Seif Haus.
She also presented K40,000 to Eastern Highlands students at the University of Goroka.
The money will be used for a reconciliation at the university next week.
Soso said the acting provincial administrator also presented another K10,000.
“I call on you students at the University of Goroka to take responsibility over one another and look after properties at the campus.
“The Government decided to put the university in Goroka so we are very fortunate.”
UOG Eastern Highlands students president Eddie James thanked Soso for the financial support.
“We do not want to do what the University of Technology had experienced.
“We will return to classes after the reconciliation, because this is what our parents want.”