Unitech students want more freedom

Lae News, Normal


STUDENTS at the University of Technology (Unitech) in Lae have raised concerns on the need for tertiary students to again have more power to assemble and be more vocal against the Government’s corrupt activities and unwise decisions.
Their concerns come in the wake of the latest amendment to section of the Constitution which have already been passed by Parliament.
They drove their message home in an open forum last Thursday evening featuring Transparency International chairman Peter Aitsi and PNG-Australia law and justice partnership’s fraud and anti-corruption development officer John Toguata regarding the Moses Maladina bill.
They said uprisings by the tertiary students nationwide normally headed by University of PNG and Unitech against bad Government decisions had been “systematically made powerless to that bad decisions by leaders may go unopposed”.
They said one effective avenue for the public to get advice and also air their grievances against corruption and bad decision making was through the student body.
“We, the student body, have been the voice of the people, but now we can not do much because we are powerless,” a student said.