Uni students to start classes in new buildings


STUDENTS enrolling at the PNG University of Natural Resources and Environment this year can expect to use refurbished buildings for classes and accommodation.
The university management allocated K1.5 million for renovation work from the Government’s Public Investment Programme.
Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor (planning and development) Dr Pongie Kichawen said the renovation work was to replace old infrastructure. The university contributed K350,000.
Kichawen said maintenance work was being carried out on student dormitories, offices, lecture halls, classrooms and a six-unit accommodation opposite Guangdong village. It is expected to be completed before students resume classes in March.
Six lecture rooms have been renovated to be used for the School of Governance and Business.
The academic staff room has been upgraded to be used by the School of Environment.
The Fisheries Marine Resources offices will be the new School of Natural Resources.
“We hope to complete these before students arrive, so they can walk into these new schools,” Kichawen said.
Renovation work began last month and is expected to be complete by the end of February.