21 Sep 2009

PNG University in Lae to expel drunk students as part of cholera containment

7:43 pm on 21 September 2009

The University of Technology in Lae in Papua New Guinea is getting tough with drunk students and illegal residents at its campuses, as it battles the cholera outbreak in the province.

The National newspaper reports UNITECH will now expel any student found drunk rather than referring them to the administration's disciplinary committee.

It says the move has been necessitated by the cholera outbreak in Lae, and the fear drunk students would be less likely to observe good hygiene and so be more susceptible.

The university has also limited visitors to the campus.

It says it will carry out a house-to-house survey to rid the institution of students' family members or wantoks staying in the residential facilities.