University of Goroka

UOG's new building to cost K40m

The signing also included contracts being awarded to two other construction companies and a project management company to oversee the construction of the new Central Administration building.

The UOG Supply & Tenders Board awarded the contract for the full design of the Central Administration building to Frameworks Architects, valued at K2.3 million.

The project management consultancy services was awarded to Jhimaw Ltd. Both are Goroka-based firms.

Report: UOG needs to recruit proper security staff

This was one of the recommendations proposed by the UOG Investigation Committee that conducted a probe into the conflict among students in June. 

The recommendations were released in a report presented to the UOG Council to implement.

The investigation committee proposed that a proper security manual is developed and regular security training is encouraged for security personnel.

The committee chairman and UOG Council member, Lawrence Titimur, stated that a professional manager needs to be recruited to look after the security needs for the university.

Goroka campus on lock down as student factions riot

Reliable sources at the University of Goroka campus told Loop PNG that the fight broke among the faction of Chimbu/Goroka students and the Western Highlands/Enga students.

The source who wanted to remain unanimous because of safety reasons said the disagreement between the students started on Saturday where students attending their inservice training agreed to resume classes today but this did not go down well with other students.

Currently, the main gate at the campus is closed as people are gathering at the gates.