The University Council is confident that there will certainly be a graduation ceremony but due to the 2016 revised academic calendar, the exact date for the ceremony is yet to be confirmed.
According to the revised calendar, the graduation ceremony will take place in May. However, pro vice-chancellor planning and development, Professor Vincent Malaibe, said the ceremony is subject to the University Council’s approval.
UPNG Acting Chancellor Dr. Nicholas Mann added that the University Council will deliberate on that before dates are set.
Dr. Mann said: “There’ll be a graduation as the 2016 revised academic calendar has been successfully implemented.
“Come March 2017, the 2016 adjusted academic calendar would have been completed.”
Malaibe said they will adjust the date to take into account all the courses and programs for completion.
This will then be taken through to the Senate then to the Council to make the final adjustment accordingly.