University Of PNG Students Plan Mourning House For Injured Colleagues

Classes set to resume, ‘haus krai is another strategy to disrupt classes’

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (PNG Post-Courier, June 14, 2016) – A proposed haus krai, or mourning house, for injured students is planned to be staged at the University of Papua New Guinea forum today (Tuesday).

Despite the fact that haus krai are mourning places for the death, this particular haus krai by aggrieved student leaders is intended for students that were allegedly shot by police and wounded last Wednesday after attempts to march to parliament.

According to student leaders, the haus krai is another strategy to disrupt classes that will begin today.

Despite a court order restraining students’ representative council and its members from disrupting classes and the UPNG administration on stand on any illegal meetings, student leaders want to use the mourning to draw public sympathy.

Meanwhile, today students at the main campus are due to return to classes after the university council lifted a 10-day suspension due to continuous boycott of classes by students.

Yesterday, the acting vice-chancellor Dr Nicholas Mann confirmed that classes will go ahead today and any activities on campus contrary to the classes will be dealt with by the university administration.

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