Higher Education Secretary Jan Czuba says except for NCD, all higher education institutions in the provinces should continue to have normal classes unless directed by the pandemic controller. This is only for the national capital district, and for other provinces the classes should be normal but people must be careful, keep social distancing as possible, wear their masks and improve their hygiene.
Caritas Technical Secondary School in Port Moresby has defended its strict observation and insistence on its female students to practice social distancing and wearing of face masks on campus. School directress, Sr Mazzarello Choi, said their Covid-19 practices also include checking body temperatures and the installation of additional hand washing basins.
Schools in National Capital District have been directed to suspend classes for two weeks (July 29-Aug 12) due to the recent spike in the coronavirus cases in the city and the 14-day lockdown order in line with the Pandemic Act. Education Minister Joseph Yopyyopy advised teaching staff to use online learning if possible or issue projects and other homework to make up for lost time over the suspension period.
The University of Papua New Guinea Vice-Chancellor Frank Griffin says the university is not under lockdown but is only re-enforcing Covid-19 measures that have been in place since the beginning of state-of-emergency.
The University of PNG announced that a student has tested positive to Covid-19. In this regard, the University of Papua New Guinea has reduced the hours of classes. The university has heightened its security at the only entrance to the campus and the residential area for vehicles and pedestrians.