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The University of Papua New Guinea would need between 50 to 60-million Kina to maintain all its campuses across the country.
The UPNG is the country's premier tertiary institution.
However, Vice Chancellor, Professor Albert Mellam, says most of its building infrastructure are over 50-years old, and badly need maintenance.
Professor Mellam says, the loss of a student dormitory to fire is a result of Government neglect to requests by the university over the years, to maintain its building infrastructure.
The Talaigu dormitory which houses first year male Business students went up in flames last Friday.
Seventy-eight students lost all their personal belongings in the fire.
They have been relocated to the Games Village.
The university is appealing for donations in either cash of kind to help the students.
A lack of maintenance has also resulted in the burning of another 3-story student dormitory, Lasitewa in 2012 and the Arts 2 Building which houses the schools of Law and Business, in February this year. NBC News / PNGfacts
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