1 Feb 2017

PNG University lecturers fail to turn up to class over pay

11:59 am on 1 February 2017

Lecturers at the University of Papua New Guinea's Waigani campus failed to turn up yesterday over a pay claim.

Students protest at the University of Papua New Guinea

A photo from a student protest at the University of Papua New Guinea in 2016. Photo: Facebook

The Post Courier reports students waited in vain as most lecturers failed to turn up.

President of the National Academic Staff Association Emmanuel Gorea said the lecturers were owed a 7.4 percent salary increase in 2014.

Student Joshua John told the Post Courier lecturers had not turned up since Monday and he appealed for a quick resolution to the matter as there was lot to cover to make-up for student unrest last year.

The paper reported the staff association met yesterday on the issue.

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