PNG students told to vacate campuses

8:52 am on 6 July 2016

Some students at the University of Papua New Guiena are worried about how they will pay to get back to their villages and provinces after the university cancelled the academic year.

The university's council made the decision after students spent the past two months boycotting class in protest at the Prime Minister, Peter O'Neill's, refusal to stand down to face corruption charges.

The university said too much of the academic year had been lost to try and claw back the students' learning.

Papua New Guinea university students.

Papua New Guinea university students. Photo: RNZI / Johnny Blades

Our correspondent in Port Moresby, Rose Amos, said the university told the students they would have to be gone by Saturday.

"They were given this week, until the weekend, to vacate the campus and probably go back to their respective provinces. It was clearly explained to them that their travel expenses is all up to the sponsors to actually cater for these to take them back to the provinces."

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