SEVEN candidates have been shortlisted for the post of Vice-Chancellor to take the University of Papua New Guinea forward in the 21st century.
I have a few points to raise.
The screening and shortlisting of the candidates should be more transparent.
All stakeholders of UPNG should be given the opportunity to score and ask candidates questions.
Former VCs should not be allowed to apply.
Those who do not pass the “fit and proper person test” should not be shortlisted.
The University has been ill-managed. There has never been any financial report to any authorised body as a government entity.
There is no academic and managerial leadership.
The ball is now in the UPNG Council’s court to come up with the final shortlist of candidates based on merit who will go
before the National Executive Council (NEC) for one final appointment.
Let us wait patiently for the final verdict and may the best person get the job.
Advocate for Changes at UPNG