Students await help from East Sepik govt

The National, Thursday July 7th, 2016

East Sepik students attending the University of PNG are awaiting a response from their provincial government and the university council on their repatriation.
East Sepik Students Union patron Terence Moka said there was no indication from the UPNG senate or the administration on the suspension of school.
Moka said student representatives had submitted a final list of their self-sponsored students to their provincial government to cater for their tickets home.
“The listing for self-sponsored students was finalised and submitted to provincial administrator Elizabeth Kaprangi to start working on their travelling arrangements,” he said.
Moka said the government would provide tickets for students on government scholarships.
He said they were now awaiting response from the East Sepik government and the school’s administration.
He said in the meantime East Sepik students were being accommodated at the Jubilee University and Games Village.
He made an appeal to East Sepik parents and citizens to assist the students while they were still in the city.
Meanwhile, students from other provinces like Madang are also calling on their respective provincial governments to assist them.
A Madang students representative, Brenda Radiv, said since last Monday they were waiting for a response from the school’s administration as to whether they were going to continue the schooling year.
Radiv said they were accommodated at the Jubilee University.
She said they had received word from their provincial government that they would be assisted.