Mellam: Be focused

Education, Normal

The National, Monday February 3rd, 2014

 UNIVERSITY of Papua New Guinea Vice-Chancellor, Prof Albert Mellam is encouraging new intake students to focus on their studies.

In his welcoming remarks to the new intakes from the 2014 orientation guide, he told them that the next few years of a successful education rest with them. 

“And this depends on the discipline and commitment you invest in your studies as your education and your future is the sole reason why you chose to study at UPNG,” Mellam said. 

He said students should remember that their education and future was the sole reason why they chose to study at UPNG.

Mellam encouraged them to build networks with fellow students so that when they leave they would be completely satisfied that they would have a bright and secured future.

“A university is a community dedicated to training the best human resources of the country and to achieve this mission, it insists for example, on the finest traditions of free exchanges of academic discourse and intellectual development without force.” 

He said the UPNG encouraged these values, among many other positive dispositions, to build the profile and character of its students and it was expected that students would observe these standards so that they dwell with comfort in a community that was multinational and culturally diverse.

Meanwhile, new intakes of students to UPNG Waigani campus would be expected to arrive beginning Saturday and today as their orientation will begin on Tuesday and registration on Friday and closes on Feb 14. 

For the School of Medical and Health Sciences, orientation starts on Feb 16 and closes on Feb 28 and nursing closes on Feb 31.

Classes for Waigani and Taurama campuses are expected to begin on Feb 17.