Students from Madang Province attending the Kokopo Business College in East New Britain Province are calling on the Madang Provincial Government to help assist in their repatriation out of the province.
Madang Student Association President Mr Solomon Garimuk said they have sent out request to the provincial administration in Madang mid last week but are still waiting for a positive response.
He said a total of 27 students consisting of 18 males and 9 females are now taking refuge at the new Covid-19 Isolation Centre with other students from the other provinces who are stranded as well.
“It’s a sad sight to see other provincial administrations helping out with the repatriation of their fellow students from those provinces while our cries are still not attended to,” Mr Garimuk said.
Meanwhile the office of the Madang Provincial Administrator advised this newsroom that they have received the request from the students and are working on the plan to assist in the repatriation.
The office has said the acting Provincial Administrator Clement Tare and his Executive Officer are out of the province at this time but will arrive today to finalize the repatriation plan.