PNG opposition critical of UPNG

4:57 pm on 10 October 2016

The Papua New Guinea opposition has strongly criticised the administration of the University of PNG for denying the re-enrolment of student leaders involved in the recent student strike.

The UPNG defied a court stay order to allow the students' return.

The opposition leader, Don Polye, said the chancellor Dr Nicholas Mann and UPNG administration had to allow the student leaders to register.

Mr Polye called on the administration to be realistic and allow student leaders to attend classes as there was only a month left before the end of the academic year.

The students had taken the UPNG decision to court.

UPNG students meet on campus.

UPNG students meet on campus. Photo: UPNG4PNG