UOG students resume classes

National, Normal


STUDENTS at the University of Goroka finally resumed classes on Monday after eight weeks of boycott.
Student Representative Council (SRC) president Michael Benjamin said they had agreed to return to classes on the condition that the three UOG caretaker managers facilitate the investigation into the operation of the previous management.
Formal classes started yesterday.
Mr Benjamin said they had participated in the compilation of the terms of reference (TOR) for the investigation committee, the composition of the probe team, the approval of TOR and election of representatives of the final four vacant seats of the chancellor, pro-vice
chancellor and graduate representative and a representative of a vice-chancellor of another university.
The university, headed by former State Minister Benias Sabumei resolved in a full council meeting last Friday to appoint a probe team and approve the TOR.
Acting Vice-Chancellor David Avei-Hosea, in a public notice, said the representative of SRC had agreed to return to classes.
“They will have a total of 33 weeks remaining for the 2010 academic calendar.
“They have a normal academic calendar of 30 weeks to fulfil, so they cannot afford to waste any more time,” he said.
Mr Avei-Hosea urged departmental heads, deans and section coordinators to ensure that classes go into full swing this week.