DWU & PAU, What is your stand?

 

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Dear DWU and PAU students,

Your silence on   this issue of national concern   in which UNITECH and UPNG are calling for the Fraud Squad’s reinstatement and the Prime Minister to step down is DEAFENING!

We do understand that you will face difficulties if you protest in any way or hold a prolonged demonstrations.

However we ask you to consider the following points:

 Church Health workers not getting paid

The budget to Church Health Services has been cut by K50 million kina. Many Church health workers are not getting paid. Where will your health students find employment in this shrunken employment market?

 Cuts to Education

Your teachers will join a workforce that is uncertain about when and where its next lot of funding will come from. TFF has been cut. Education Minister Nick Kuman has advised schools to charge project fees again.

 Delays in TESAS funds

Ask your administration if they are facing delays in the progress of TESAS funds to your respective universities?

 Where will your business students find employment when you graduate?

The economy is in serious debt. Companies are laying off workers. Where will you work?

There are many things to tell you. But I can’t due to the limited space and time. The bottom line is that church run Universities should NOT bury their heads in the sand and pretend that all is well. Because all is NOT well.

If you cannot hold prolonged protest, we need you to tell us where you stand.

Do not support passively support a Prime Minister who refuses  to obey the rule of law and the spirit of the constitution.

Your silence means your support for a dictatorial regime.

Your silence means you condone the actions of a corrupt Prime Minister and government.

We seek your support!

Respectfully

Thinking kanaka

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17 thoughts on “DWU & PAU, What is your stand?

  1. Do they have SRC at their institution? ask them and let them have their views and say about the issues in our country. Dont blame it as it is against the religion policy and rules of the institution. Come on wake up and stand up for the nation and for your future and its generations,

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    1. PAU doesn’t rely on handouts, hard earned cash, loans taken,the hardships parents sacrifices for their children to be educated doesn’t warrant a years delay. Life is controlled by the Lord, if He allows me to rest today, who will support my children at school. Let them continue class while I support from outside.

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    2. Dear anonymous,

      First of all there is no such thing as a ‘religion policy’. Our religion, or whatever religion it is that you are generalizing towards, states liberty and freedom to do what is seen as just and thus cannot be downgraded by ‘policies’ which is more or less profane towards what that belief stands for. However in fairness towards what you suggest, yes there are protocols here in DWU that prohibits protests and gatherings that are of the likes of protest, mainly due to the fact that it is a non-government funded institution and cannot tolerate measures that will undermine the institute financially given the aforementioned reason. However, what I have said is to do with my institutions integrity and does not give reasons to our silence in this cause. I am sure I am making this clear. In terms of why we are not participating, that question goes to our SRC. It is in their institutional right to rally their university. But mind you, we are very much awake towards the issues that are at hand. However, before we make a move, this is on a personal note now, lets us question our motives before making hasty decisions. Ask ourselves, is this the right time to be staging such an endeavor? I believe in what UPNG and UNITECH are doing and I highly commend them for that. But the timing is wrong. I believe we can make a more better change in the upcoming elections in voting out those in the current government. Why? Because ask ourselves this: if the Prime Minister steps down, what then? Who will fix the problems he created? There is no guarantee that whoever steps up to the job will fix this. It will just leave him/her with a much bigger problem to deal with. All we’re doing is leaving the sores created for flies to sit. And what happens when sores get infected? You think about it. It is better to start fresh come the elections. Or if we want him to step down, at least give the PM alternatives to consider in fixing the issues with the ultimatum being to resign. Think critical and not dramatical. Otherwise, we here at DWU are fully aware of what is happening. We are not gone, our silence does not mean we do not care. WE DO! We are in union with our sister universities and endorse what they are doing in taking PNG BACK! Despite, the situations and protocols here, we are firmly with you all in this fight.

      Pikinini Diwai

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    3. Yes; we do have an SRC. Maybe if you have asked for our support formally, you would be surprised to find that we do support the fight morally. I also would like to ask if you have an SRC. Because if you did, and if they had the initiative, they would formally write to DWU SRC and ask for their support. Instead, someone decided to post on blogger and discriminate; how do you expect other educational institutions to pledge their support if you post such comments? You’re just making the situation worse. The campaign is supposed to be against the PM and not amongst the institutions. Be rational and ethical about it.

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  2. “Im an ex -dwu n guys seriousely its getting worse.. Dont take it so lightly… Government departments had cut down its recruitment and companies are laying off its workers due to lack of money According to infor from da last national education board meeting this issue will cont.. Till 2019…(no employment opportunities)

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  3. It is agsinst our school policy and we have to abide by it. We beleive that we are fighting against the forces of this world that are beyond man’s power. You may assume and perceive different thoughts about our silence. To validate those assumptions, we would like to inform you that we are praying for the nation. For one week we have been praying. We are fighing for the nation in prayer. May God grant the peace that passes all understanding.

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  4. If they don’t join the fight then they are fake christians. Even Jesus fought when he saw people what is not right… UPNG students have lost blood and lives for this country,when will you two damn universities stand along side them..

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    1. you fool….when did you saw Jesus fighting? Stop using His name to support your course…..and mind you, some of us here at PAU are working around the clock to support this move, so don’t you dare swore damn at us.

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  5. As a current student of Pacific Adventist University,I personaly would accept every point that you people have towards my institution.Pacific Adventist University which is an institution runed by mission.We operate differently from other government run institutions and because of that there are rules and regulations that we follow.We may not be present phisically to support you guys but we are praying about the issue.The wisest thing one should do is not to use his own knowledge but to seek Gods wisdom and his help.Only through him that we can find a good solution and a way out of this mass that has beign done by our government.

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  6. I am a student at PAU. The student body cannot do much because even the SRC’s are appointed by the school administration. The students are with our brothers and sisters at UPNG and Unitech. Ofcourse we care. But the matter cannot be heard as a student body as a whole. All the students are just waiting on the SRC. Because of past cases, everyone’s afraid to take the stand regarding the present issue, because it will only lead to immediate expulsion.

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  7. Dear anonymous,

    First of all there is no such thing as a ‘religion policy’. Our religion, or whatever religion it is that you are generalizing towards, states liberty and freedom to do what is seen as just and thus cannot be downgraded by ‘policies’ which is more or less profane towards what that belief stands for. However in fairness towards what you suggest, yes there are protocols here in DWU that prohibits protests and gatherings that are of the likes of protest, mainly due to the fact that it is a non-government funded institution and cannot tolerate measures that will undermine the institute financially given the aforementioned reason. However, what I have said is to do with my institutions integrity and does not give reasons to our silence in this cause. I am sure I am making this clear. In terms of why we are not participating, that question goes to our SRC. It is in their institutional right to rally their university. But mind you, we are very much awake towards the issues that are at hand. However, before we make a move, this is on a personal note now, lets us question our motives before making hasty decisions. Ask ourselves, is this the right time to be staging such an endeavor? I believe in what UPNG and UNITECH are doing and I highly commend them for that. But the timing is wrong. I believe we can make a more better change in the upcoming elections in voting out those in the current government. Why? Because ask ourselves this: if the Prime Minister steps down, what then? Who will fix the problems he created? There is no guarantee that whoever steps up to the job will fix this. It will just leave him/her with a much bigger problem to deal with. All we’re doing is leaving the sores created for flies to sit. And what happens when sores get infected? You think about it. It is better to start fresh come the elections. Or if we want him to step down, at least give the PM alternatives to consider in fixing the issues with the ultimatum being to resign. Think critical and not dramatical. Otherwise, we here at DWU are fully aware of what is happening. We are not gone, our silence does not mean we do not care. WE DO! We are in union with our sister universities and endorse what they are doing in taking PNG BACK! Despite, the situations and protocols here, we are firmly with you all in this fight.

    Pikinini Diwai

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  8. Well,it’s true PAU. is silent about this national issue…. well,as u all know? Every institutions,either private or government, we have our rules and policy to abide…. as mission agency run school,PAU, we have rules,and one of them is on strike/ boycott, due to past experience, students ended up being expelled and stayed out for 3 or 4 years,than resume. If the students wants to give the support,than it have to be authorized from the administration. After all,we all uphold our school rules and regulations

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  9. The DWU and PAU …. U guys stop acting very smart …. U guys should bury your heads in shame, this is a national issue concern which you guys should lead with UPNG and Unitech, church run institution to remain quite as if they have they are all deaf …. The right time is now ….. what do u mean the right time is next year election? IF PM Oneil can not consider Vote of no confidence, he can delay the national general election don’t you think? Don’t act too high prolific ….just put your dam self into ordinary PNGeans shoes and stand up for what is right…. what you guys are do is deaf leading the blind

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  10. People mind your words, as some of us here at PAU are working around the clock to join the move, so don’t you dare criticise us so soon.

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  11. Be a critical thinker and find ways better ways to address the PM issue than strike. DWU and PAU students are taught different curriculum. The Spirit of Rebellion originates from Lucifer and while we fight for the nation, the evil one will use these very minds to create anger, dispute and any spirit not in tune or harmony with God almighty. As Christians we know that, what we are not able to do, the Lord in his own timing with do for us. Our part in the fight is to pray as soldiers. So instead of fighting through protest, how many student groups have actually instead tried to make appointment with PM to pray with him or pray for him in student groups.

    DWU and PAU students pay very high priced fees for their studies and they cannot afford to waiste time on events that will prolong their studies at at all. Because they know, they will be good leaders in the future and will make a difference in PNG where leaders are comform to the world and to the evil desires. Unless you study at PAU or DWU, you will understand the Biblical principles of letting God fight for you.

    So dear brothers and sisters from the sister universities, do not be upset because DWU and PAU do care about the National issues. They choose to fight it differently, not using the strike strategy.

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