Students from the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) claim they are unable to concentrate and have withdrawn from their studies.
In an interview with Loop PNG, UPNG’s acting vice-chancellor, Dr Nicholas Mann, said he could not confirm the figures.
‘Life is like that’
“Life is like that. People go through certain traumas and difficulties and when they cannot concentrate, they take time off to recuperate.”
“Students were given the opportunity to resume learning. Those who are strong and can muster the challenge have come in and continued.”
Semester two is set to begin on November 7, 2016.