University of Papua New Guinea Solomon Islands Students Association (UPNG SISA) president calls on the National Training Unit (NTU) to allocate different consultation days for students studying at various institutions in Papua New Guinea.
Speaking to this paper from Waigani campus yesterday, Alex Mamu said, he didn’t understand why NTU allocate the same consultation days for students studying in Fiji and PNG stating that the situation surrounding their issues are different.
He said, because most SIG sponsored student are studying in Fiji doesn’t mean that NTU should treat the students studying in Fiji the same as those studying in PNG.
“From experience, the process of dealing with student is not fair, NTU always prioritize students from other institution first,as the result students who were sent to intuitions in PNG always arrive late,” he said.
Mr Mamu who believes that clear communication and right information is paramount to any success in life said, this year nine students who supposed to study at Waigani Campus were forced to return home because of lateness.
He said, this problem will not happen if NTU, the body that looks after SIG sponsored students know about the important information regarding the registration dates and the rule and the regulations of the institution before sending the students over.
He said, NTU should informthe students at the first place if they know that they are already late for registration because its just waste of public money to send students over late which sees them returning the next day.
The returning of the nine students from UPNG this year is the very first case to happen to SIG sponsored students at the initiation he said.
He said UPNGbegan its registration from the22nd ofFebruary to the 16th of March with an extension period of one week from 16th of March to the 20thof March.
The students that were sent back arrived on 23rd of March, which they were indeed late according to the University’s calender, he added.
By Biriau Wilson Saeni