THE stranded students still residing at the University of Gorokain Papua New Guinea are safe and taken care of on-campus.
University of Goroka chancellor Joseph Sukwianomb said more than 100 students are still residing in the dormitories and receiving meals from the university mess.
The majority of them are from Solomon Islands.
“The mess is open and we are looking after the 100 plus students, majority of them from Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, and few nationals,” Mr Sukwianomb told Loop PNG.
Students will return on campus on Sunday July 10, 2016 to complete semester one after the Academic Senate extends the temporary suspension of classes for four weeks.
Meanwhile, students from the Central Province attending the Papua New Guinea University of Technology (Unitech) have been repatriated back home yesterday.
The 70 students will return home while issues are being sorted following the killing of a student and arson that happened on campus at the weekend.
The first batch of 30 students will arrive in the morning and will be met by the Central Governor Kila Haoda and Central Provincial Administrator Gei Guni Raga.
The rest of the students will arrive later on during the day.
Their tickets have been issued directly by the Governor and the provincial government as the safety of students is paramount.
The provincial government thanked the staff at both Air Niugini head office and Sales office at Waigani for the swift action in getting tickets issued.
The students will be sent back to Lae once the situation returns to normalcy.
Family members are advised to pick up the students at the airport.
The campus had been deserted by students in fear of their lives following the killing of a first year student from Southern Highlands on Saturday night.
The Southern Highlands students have set up a ‘haus cry’ (mourning house) on campus.