Vanuatu and Solomons students in PNG are safe

8:53 pm on 28 June 2016

Students from the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu stranded at Papua New Guinea's University of Goroka are reportedly safe and being taken care of.

PNG Loop reports 100 students including some PNG nationals are still residing in the dormitories and receiving meals from the university mess.

The chancellor of the university Joseph Sukwianomb said a few nationals were among those still there.

Students are expected to return on July 10 to complete the semester after the suspension of classes due to continuing unrest.

Earlier some ni-Vanuatu students appealed to go home out of fear for their safety.

Meanwhile, 70 students are being sent home from Unitech in Lae following the killing of a student and arson at the campus at the weekend.

PNG Loop reports the students will return to Lae once the situation returns to normal.

The campus has been emptying since the weekend when after a mob attacked a first year student from the Southern Highlands in one of the dormitories.

In a traditional sign of mourning, other students from the Southern Highlands have set up a 'haus krai' on the campus.

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