26 Jul 2013

Classes resume at PNG medical campus after rampage

1:42 pm on 26 July 2013

Staff and students have resumed classes at the University of Papua New Guinea's medical faculty following an armed rampage by soldiers.

Classes resumed on Wednesday after being stalled for almost two weeks, following an attack on staff and students by soldiers armed with guns, knives and iron rods at the Taurama campus.

The Assistant Police Commissioner Jim Andrews says a team of police have been assigned shifts to protect the medical faculty 24 hours a day.

"I have a police team on steady duties on the campus at the Taurama school of medicine. We are in there to make sure that the students can return to school."

Jim Andrews says police are still investigating the attack.

Meanwhile a staff member at the university, who did not want to be named, says students are still feeling unsettled but says things are gradually returning to normal.