UOG set to build admin office


THE University of Goroka’s (UOG) newly proposed administration building to be built at a cost of K76 million will enable the institution to function effectively and improve standards, vice chancellor Dr Teng Waninga says.
He said some departments and divisions at the university were operating on isolation in old buildings built when the institution was a teachers’ college in the 1960s.
Waninga said UOG had embarked on having a central location for all its operations since 2016 to improve services and create a better environment for learning but the plan had been delayed due to funding.
He said this after Governor-General Sir Bob Dadae signed off on the K75,900,876 million project at Government House in Port Moresby last Wednesday.
“We are going to have all the offices for the service divisions including student welfare and administration, planning, finances, top management and deans’ offices to keep them in one central location for effective service delivery and to create space for learning,” he said.
Waninga said the project would take about two years to complete and would include a students’ forum space with a capacity of 3,000 seats to discuss issues of district, provincial and national interest.
He said this would see greater student inclusion and participation.
Meanwhile, Waninga said Prime Minister James Marape would launch the project over the next two weeks.