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Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, Delilah Gore is expected to announce what action it will take amidst the boycotting of classes by the students at the University of Technology in Lae.
The students boycotted classes yesterday, in protest to reinstate Doctor Albert Schram as the Vice Chancellor for the University.
The minister held an urgent meeting with concerned parties including the Director of the Office of Higher Education, Doctor David Kavanamur and the outcome of that meeting will be made known today.
The students have indicated that they will continue to boycott classes for an indefinite period until the government gives a favorable response.
The National Staff Association, Non-Citizen Staff Association, National Academic Staff Association and the School Representative Council have thrown their support behind the students.
President of the National Academic Staff Association, Justin Kehatsin said all they want was to get Dr Schram in and allow the institution to retain its integrity and professionalism.
"Even our university, we believe is still the....is in PNG. And prolonging of this case, the Schram case, will not do a still good for us at this stage.So the sooner the prime minister gives a favourable response, to better it will be for us to rebuild the good image of this university."
A planned protest to decide on the next course of action is expected on Friday this week.
The student protest comes after Parliament was told last month by the then Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, David Arore, that investigations into the affairs of the University of Technology, has been completed and the report will be made public soon.
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