Uni staff, students urged to observe curfew hours

The National,Thursday June 30th, 2016

UNIVERSITY of Technology registrar Veronica Thomas has urged staff, their families and students remaining on campus to comply with the dusk-to-dawn curfew.
She told a staff meeting on Tuesday that it was for their own safety and security that they strictly observed curfew hours on the Taraka campus.
“We have a curfew going on here so people should be staying indoors at night,” Thomas said. “We must all take this curfew seriously.
“I do not understand why people are still walking around after dark.”
Vice-chancellor Dr Albert Schram said the curfew was imposed at Unitech to maintain order following recent violence and destruction of university properties.
Schram said the curfew would start at 7pm and end at 6am.
He said the aim of the curfew was to monitor people’s movement on campus, especially after hours, when permission should be sought from the head of university security.
Schram said the curfew would be implemented jointly by the university’s internal security and police officers from the Lae Metropolitan Command.
He said the curfew would continue until normalcy was restored on the campus.
Meanwhile, a group of Southern Highlands students is still camping at a haus krai (mourning house) inside the Unitech campus to mourn the death of fellow student Graham Romanong.
He was killed by a group of armed men in his dormitory last Saturday night.
The Unitech administration said it would help in repatriating Romanong’s body to his home in Southern Highlands.