20 Oct 2005

Inquiry into PNG University riots calls for alterations to staffing and administration

10:46 am on 20 October 2005

The outcome of an independent inquiry into student unrest at the University of PNG in July has recommended that executive staff members step down.

The National newspaper says the report recommends that the post of Vice-Chancellor, currently held by Professor Leslie Eastcott, needs to be reserved for a Papua New Guinean, and the role granted ex-officio status.

The report also calls for the replacement of the university's current Chancellor and Registrar.

Other recommendations include a revamp of the university's administration, an audit of its finances and increases in government funding for student accommodation.