New hostel for international students

Pictured are members of the university’s Senior Executive Management with staff and the two international postgraduate students in front of the International Students Hostel during the ribbon cutting and housewarming ceremony. From left front row: Mrs. Annette Waide (Executive Director-HR), Prof. Kaul Gena (Pro VC – Admin), Prof. Shamsul Akanda (Pro VC – Academic), Prof. Ora Renagi (Vice Chancellor), Prof. Gariba Danbaro (Dean of Postgraduate School), Dr. Das (Medical Officer), Ps. Sere Muhuyu (Student Councillor), Mr. Brian Baring (Housing Manager). Back row: Mr Josiah Ayodele (international student), Mrs. Veronica Thomas (Registrar), Ms Esther Eze (international student), Mrs. Nancy Laena (DR-HR) and Mike Kawia (Chief Security Officer).

INTERNATIONAL exchange students studying at the PNG University of Technology now have a conducive living environment to call home while living and studying at the university, thanks to the Senior Executive Management who recently opened a hostel that will accommodate international postgraduate students.

Vice Chancellor Professor Ora Renagi said during the house- warming ceremony that the University has a responsibility to provide quality services and look after its international students, one of which is providing a better living environment for them.

Dean of Postgraduate School, Professor Gariba Danbaro thanked the vice chancellor and management for the initiative to provide such a facility for the international students.

The currently being occupied by two postgraduate students on an exchange program from Africa, Ms Esther Eze and Mr Josiah Ayodele.

The hostel is fully furnished with six bedrooms (two self-contained rooms and four common share rooms), a kitchen, laundry facilities, a study and sitting area.