University suspends first-semester studies

The University of Papua New Guinea has suspended semester one studies for an indefinite period, effectively ending a student boycott of classes, writes Joy Kisselpar for ABC.

The students at the University of Papua New Guinea and the Papua New Guinea University of Technology in Lae have been boycotting classes for more than two weeks in protest against Prime Minister Peter O'Neill's refusal to comply with a two-year-old warrant for his arrest for corruption.

Acting chancellor Dr Nicolas Mann said the university council's decision is based on recommendations from the university senate. The senate consist of lecturers, professors and heads of schools within the university. Students were told they have 48 hours to vacate the campus and that all support amenities for students will cease after that time.
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