Students liable for damage to rooms, Mann says

The National, Thursday July 14th, 2016

University of Papua New Guinea Chancellor Dr Nicholas Mann says students who exited the campus without clearance will be responsible for the damage to their rooms and loss of keys.
Mann said current students would enrol next year and new students who were in Grade 12 this year would apply through the usual process for selection into the university.
He explained that no student was expelled, dismissed nor terminated  over the university council decision so they would enrol next year as their places were secured.
He said there would be two groups of first-year students studying next year, the new intakes and 2016 intakes so the number would increase to more than 2000.
Mann said in terms of capacity, vice chancellor Prof Albert Mellam and his management were capable of managing the student population in the university.
“They manage student population of 17,000 which consists of 12,000 external and 5000 internal every year so an extra 1300 next year is not impossible to manage,” he said.
Mann announced last week the council’s decision to terminate all academic teaching and learning activities for this year and ordered students to vacate the campus.
He said the council was convinced that the situation was not suitable for the continuation of classes this year.