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Minister urges UOG students to resume classes
The Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (MHERST), Malakai Tabar, has called on the students at the University of Goroka (UOG) to resume classes following reports in the Post Courier (September 8) that the boycott is continuing.
In a press conference held a 2pm today at the Mutual Rumana building in Waigani, the minister said the students’ demands for vice chancellor (VC), Dr Gairo Onagi, to be removed from office has already been met and the continued boycott does not make sense.
He warned students on national scholarships that such behavior is in breach of the terms and conditions of the scholarships and would have consequences in 2016.
Tabar also said he would give until Wednesday (September 9) for the students to resume classes and failure to do so would result in the cancellation of the semester which would be a major disruption to the students’ education.
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