- UPNG receives part of K12 million government funding
- Investigation into UPNG unrest 50% complete
- Case against university students dismissed
- UPNG terminates 2016 academic year
- UPNG students granted bail
- Police to enforce curfew at state universities
- DHERST has no jurisdiction in UPNG administrative matters
- UPNG semester suspended
- HERST minister calls for UPNG students to resume classes
- UPNG first year dorm gutted by fire
Police call for tougher school boards
A senior police officer has called for schools in the country to have tougher board members and include parents, community members and the police after the death of a grade 9 student in an alleged initiation ceremony gone wrong, The National (December 1) reports.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations, Jim Andrew, said the death of the student at 9 mile on the outskirts of Port Moresby on November 20 could have been prevented. He said a number of schools in the city have been having problems with student discipline and he was planning to curb that by making station commanders as school board members.
Commissioner Andrews said he would discuss this with the Department of Education.
Meanwhile, the death of the De La Salle student is being treated as homicide and detectives are currently investigating.