UNIVERSITY OF PNG MAY SHELVE PLANS TO RESTRUCTURE OPERATIONS

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PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (January 18, 1999 - Radio Australia)---The University of Papua New Guinea may shelve plans to restructure its operations, including changes to the semester plan.

Plans call for the two semester academic year to be replaced with a three term system, and five schools to replace a number of faculties, but the university registrar says it is impossible to implement the new structure because both the National Parliament and the government have not approved the essential amendments to the university act.

The government also has cut the university's budget, forcing a delay in the start of the academic year by one month, to March.

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