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Don PolyePETER KINJAP

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.

He says the prime minister and his government must leave the matter to the university councils to decide.

“The prime minister and his agents must stop forcing the throat of the councils to correct their own mistake,” Polye said.

“Let the university councils decide it independently to avoid a compromise of the quality of education.”

He said Peter O’Neill should respect the views of the university councils, adding that the prime minister should stop sticking his nose everywhere for his own convenience.

Polye also said the government was failing to provide adequate operational funds to the universities.

He doubted that these institutions had the financial means 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.

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