No study break for university

The National, Wednesday July 20th, 2016

THERE will be no mid-semester 2 study break when classes resume at the University of Goroka (UOG) on August 8, vice-chancellor Dr Musawe Sinebare says.
Sinebare said classes would continue for 13 weeks.
He said this in a statement released yesterday after the academic senate at the university met on Monday and made a number of resolutions.
Sinebare said the original dates set for a reconciliation ceremony and commencement of the second semester had been rescheduled due to circumstances beyond the university’s control.
Some of the resolutions made were that:

  • Reconciliation is now rescheduled for July 29 at the Goroka National Park;
  • All assessments of first semester 2016 are deferred. This includes the final examination, micro-teaching and all assessable tasks.
  • Semester 2 registration will take place at University of Goroka campus during first week of August (Aug 1-5) and in the same week, teaching practice students will be transported to their respective schools;
  • The first week of teaching practice (Aug 8-12) will be considered as the micro-teaching week;
  • Semester 1 examination will be held during the revision week of Semester 2 while incomplete assessable tasks for Semester 1 can be submitted during Semester 2; and,
  • The independent investigation committee established by the University of Goroka council is continuing.

Sinebare said due to a series of disturbances this year, the Univesity of Goroka lost eight weeks of teaching and learning.
He said this was the last effort to save both Semester 1 and 2 of the University of Goroka’s 2016 academic year.