UoG will not be charging graduation fees

By on April 10, 2017
UOG VC Professor Musawe Sinebare. Picture by Lypenson Soweni (Nationalpic)

UOG VC Professor Musawe Sinebare. /Picture by Lypenson Soweni (Nationalpic)

The University of Goroka (UoG) will not be charging graduation fees, Post Courier (April 10) reports. The university’s Vice Chancellor (VC), Professor Musawe Sinebare, mentioned this during a recent press conference in Port Moresby.

According to Professor Sinebare, the graduation has already been budgeted for and the additional burden would not be placed on the students.

The cost for staging the graduation has always been budgeted for and there is no new additional cost that will be burdened to our students.

They do not have to pay anything to graduate.

Professor Sinebare said the students would only have to hire the graduation gowns. He said the degree students would be hiring the gowns at K300 while post graduates would be paying a K100 extra.

Sinebare said the students have worked hard to earn their respective grades and the university would not put a lot of burden on their parents and guardians to find money to pay graduation fees. However, he added that some students would not be able to make the event due to travel and other associated costs.

Meanwhile, UoG Chancellor Joseph Sukwianomb has revealed that the tertiary institution is yet to receive its promised funding of K8 million by the Government.

He said as per the National Executive Council (NEC) decision in 2016, the total recovery costs for the 3 universities affected by the protesting students amounted to K63 million of which UoT was allocated K40 million, UPNG K12 million, UoG K8 million and DHERST K3 million.

Sukwianomb said only UoT and UPNG have received their promised allocation while UoG was ‘still waiting.’

Chancellor Sukwianomb and Professor Sinebare are currently in Port Moresby to meet with Treasury officials regarding the Government’s commitment.


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