The University of Papua New Guinea recently received a substantial, generous donation of Covid medical masks from engineering room, Sun Engineering, to cater for the needs of the University’s many students and staff.
“Sun Eng has a vested interest in Papua New Guinea and acknowledges the University’s role in developing the academic and technical work force and manpower for the nation. The company selected the University in recognition of this important contribution to the people of Papua New Guinea,” said Mr. Mark Mac Monagle, the Chief Executive Officer of Sun Eng.
“The company also acknowledges the need for funding for institutions such as UPNG to ensure that the many students and staff stay protected from the Covid pandemic,” said Mr. Mac Monagle.
The University has to cater for some 850 staff and 4 600 students in its five Schools and the University’s Open College.
The donation will go a long way to ensuring that staff and students can follow all Covid protocols during all of its ongoing activities, and enable the University to redirect its planned PPE expenditure towards materials that will focus on its core roles of teaching learning, and research.
The School of Medicine and Health Sciences expressed their appreciation of the donations as it will now facilitate the continuous supply of medical masks for all students in the School and ensure that all students who carry out their practicals in the Port Moresby General Hospital are fully protected at all times.
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