|Hon James Marape|
for the new university because of three reasons: (l) It is in a more central location in the upper highlands region with more than two million people living within the periphery.
Apart from those living in Southern Highlands, other students from neighbouring highlands provinces including those from Gulf and Western can easily travel there to attend.
Marape said it was very difficult for landowners to release traditional land for such purposes. But the local community was keen on having such an institute at their locality and made land available. “I call on other landowners throughout the country to do the same. If you want to see development happening in your area, make land available for such ventures to take place,” he said.school; (2)The chosen site would be only 60km away from where the PNG LNG’s project’s fibre optic cable would run.