New building to boost Law School’s capacity

Youth & Careers

THE University of PNG’s School of Law can now be able to spread its wings and be more innovative, vice-chancellor Professor Frank Griffin says.
Griffin told The National that UPNG was excited to have a new building for its law school.
“We are very excited with this new building. We have the added space now and it allows the school to spread its wings and be a little bit more innovative,” he said.
“It will now allow the law school to plan with certainty because they now have the space in being more creative and progressive in their course and programme to help train their students.”
Griffin said the K52 million building was fully funded by the Government and was the first in the university’s history to be designed and built by Papua New Guineans.
“When Prime Minister James Marape says take back PNG, this is the type of initiative that we are also looking at and we fully fund our own infrastructure by ourselves built and designed by our own people for our people.”
Pro-vice chancellor for planning and development Vincent Malaibe said the law faculty was part of UPNG from its inception but did not have a building of its own.
“This is the only school that has no building and yet it called itself the landlord of the university,” Malaibe said.
Malaibe said it was challenging to construct the building because of busgetary constraints.
He said the faculty had graduated 2,513 lawyers so far.

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