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Papua New Guineas two main tertiary institutions, have vowed to stand united in fighting for the silent majority, in light of the current turn of events in the country.
The University of Papua New Guinea and the University of Technology in Lae, organized to present a petition to the government, to call on the Prime Minister and Police Commissioner to step down from office, and for suspended National Fraud Investigators to be reinstated.
Student Representative Council Presidents of the two universities, met yesterday in sit-in protest organized by students of UPNG, and discussed their plans.
David Kelma of Lae's University of Technology and Keneth Rapa of UPNG, both say, they are ready to sacrifice their studies for the good of the country, if worse comes to worse.
Meantime, the UPNG's S-R-C, have categorically denied speculations, that their protest is politically motivated.
Speaking to the media yesterday, President Kenneth Rapa said he is aware of rumors of this going around on social media.
But Mr. Rapa, said he has never met with any of the politicians, up until yesterday when a government delegation including the Chief Secretary, Isaac Lupari went to the university to meet with the students.
Mr Rapa further said, he is only providing the leadership in the current protest, and it is the call from the student body.
He said, no one is using or forcing them to act. NBC/ PNGfacts
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