Source: The National, Friday August 9th, 2013
The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Peter O’Neill was guest of honour at the Victoria University in Wellington New Zealand, to witness the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the university and the Commission of Higher Education and to pave the way for Papua New Guinea doctoral students to complete education at Victoria.

It is an initiative of the Victoria University which is willing to pay tuition fees for PNG doctoral students with the PNG Government picking up accommodation and boarding costs.

The university’s vice chancellor Pacifica Luamanuvao Winnie Laban drove this initiative and visited all the six universities in PNG and the relevant ministers to seal the deal. The deal was signed by vice-chancellor Prof Pat Walsh of Victoria University and the director general of PNG Commission for Higher Education Prof David Kavanamur.