Unitech to decide on restart of classes

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The National, Monday July 11th, 2016

THE University of Technology council meeting tomorrow will decide when to resume classes, vice chancellor Dr Albert Schram says.
He said this as the Unitech management struggled to restore normalcy at the Taraka campus in Lae after the prolonged boycott of classes  that culminated in the murder of a first-year student.
“We will have a council meeting on Tuesday and decide when and how to resume classes (at Unitech),” Dr Schram told The National on Saturday.
“I hope that at the end of the day, they will release a press release.”
He said the management was working with the council on the resumption of classes after threats from the Southern Highlands mourning house abated.
“We opened our offices last Monday after the threat from the Southern Highlands haus krai had diminished and the main gate was constantly open,” Dr Schram said.
“This was the first week of normal operation for our university staff in the bursary and registry.
“We also are preparing our budget for 2017.
“We dealt with the tenders for the refurbishing of the engineering departments for international accreditation, the reconstruction of the mess, etc.
“We had an international advisory board meeting for international accreditation, with participation of leading national and international companies in engineering, mining, oil and gas, telecommunications etc.
“Melissa Bond from ExxonMobil took over from Jeff Ralston as chairperson. The departments are working on the preparation of their teaching, curriculum revision and subject files for assessment.”