PORT MORESBY: Opposition Leader Don Polye has expressed concerns over the manner in which the government is pushing for the resumption of classes in the three universities in the country.
Mr Polye has called on the Prime Minister and his government to leave the matter with the university councils to decide.
“The Prime Minister and his agents must stop forcing the throat of the councils to correct their own mistake.
“Let the university councils to decide it independently to avoid a looming compromise of quality of education and the government’s failure to disburse operations funds to the universities,” he said.
When commenting on the announcements by the universities to resume classes, he said the Prime Minister should respect the views of the councils, adding he should stop sticking his nose everywhere for his own convenience.
Polye added that the Opposition doubted the financial status of these institutions to fund their operations, in light of the country’s cash flow problem.
“The government has been facing difficulties to process public service salaries on time and to meet other obligations. We hope all goes well,” he said.
|Opposition Leader Don Polye.|
Source: Press Release/Port Moresby/August 2016.