PNG’s Unitech Students End Boycott, Return To Class

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PNG’s Unitech Students End Boycott, Return To Class Return of Vice Chancellor Schram welcomed

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, April 7, 2014) – Students at Lae's University of Technology in Papua New Guinea go back to classes today after a five week boycott over last year's removal of Dr Albert Schram as the vice chancellor.

Dr Schram was deported after a clash with some on the university council but he obtained a new employment visa last week and immediately returned to Lae.

The liaison officer with the Students Representative Association, Stanley Kombra Tepoka, says they are delighted to have Dr Schram back on the campus.

And he says they feel vindicated by the government's promise to make public the report of Judge Mark Sevua's investigation into the allegations of mismanagement and corruption that students have been complaining about.

"It's already been tabled and its already been presented to the Chancellor, now it is going to be published and then the recommendations implemented."

Unitech student leader Stanley Kombra Tepoka who says the two 15-week semesters will become 13-week terms to accommodate the lost weeks.

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