The National – Thursday, February 17, 2011
MOROBE students attending the medical school at the University of Papua New Guinea’s Taurama campus are still waiting to be issued their guarantee letter from the Morobe office.
The students come under the Gerson Solulu Scholarship programme and were supposed to receive their letter before returning for the academic year, but the documents were not ready.
The guarantee letter was supposed to be signed by Morobe administrator and the auditor and to be presented to the university’s bursar upon registration.
A concerned final-year medical student, Posikai Tapo, told The National that his colleagues had been attending lectures as day students as they were not allowed access to the mess and accommodation facilities on campus because they did not have the guarantee letter.
They were also restricted from borrowing books from the library.
He said they were concerned about their female colleagues who were residing with friends elsewhere and coming to class and attending the night shift at the hospital as part of their training.
Topo said he was lucky enough to find accommodation at the student representative council’s office as he was a member of the SRC.
Asked whether they were keeping contact with the concerned authority in Lae, he said all lines to the provincial administrator’s office were busy and they were now depending on their friends in Lae for updates.