18 Jul 2005

Some classes resume at PNG University following termination threat

12:40 pm on 18 July 2005

Some students appear to have yielded to a warning from the University of Papua New Guinea to return to classes today.

The University's Academic Senate warned on Friday that it would terminate its 2005 academic year if protesting students didn't return to classes by today.

The warning followed heated demonstration marches last week by students protesting over a grading system and other concerns, and calling for vice-chancellor Les Eastcott to resign.

Meanwhile, the University administration says some, but not all, classes have resumed as normal today.

The vice-chancellor is to meet with the Academic Senate this afternoon to discuss the matter.