New students from all over Papua New Guinea have travelled into Port Moresby to attend the University of Papua New Guinea. Registration for the country’s biggest university began on February 3 and was expected to continue for a week.
First-year students at the University of PNG were reminded that the university environment was “a far cry” from what they experienced in school. Chancellor Robert Igara in welcoming them said they should be committed to their studies to achieve their goals.
Lecturers and staff of the University of Papua New Guinea will be under surveillance as students are encouraged to report instances of abuse of office to the university chancellor Robert Igara and other responsible authorities. “People don’t talk about it but some lecturers, tutors or other academic staff use their positions for abuse and offer certain grades in return and that is a fact” Mr Igara said.