STUDENT leaders at the PNG University of Technology have expressed relief and excitement over the announcement of the new Unitech Council headed by Sir Nagora Bogan as well as the approved work visa for vice chancellor Dr Albert Schram.
SRC president Eddie Nagual said that at a university council meeting on Friday “the entire council members resorted to Sir Nagora as chancellor.”
A decision to re-validate the contract of Albert Schram was later announced.
The council then briefed three government ministers about the council meeting before the chancellor signed a letter regarding Dr Schram’s employment.
“While there, Mr Kua acting in the capacity of the Immigration minister got in touch with the chief immigration officer,” Mr Nagual said.
“He confirmed Dr Schram’s application was lodged and a file number of the application was given.’’
Late on Friday afternoon the chief immigration officer responded to Mr Kua to inform the ministers that Schram’s visa was approved and he should be in PNG as early as tomorrow (Monday).