The much talked about Lutheran university in Lae is set to start classes in 2010, according to Evangelical Lutheran Church of PNG Acting Head Bishop Reverend Zau Rapa.
"The first classes will start in 2010 at the Lutheran university in Lae," he said in Lae.
"The campus will cover the Balob Teachers College and Martin Luther Seminary.
"Initially, Balob will become the faculty for education, while Martin Luther Seminary will be the faculty for theology.
"That, however, is all dependent on the final approval of the university establishment committee.
"We want to start classes in 2010 because that's when all church followers expect us to start.'
It is understood that funding and manpower support has already been assured from the national government, Morobe provincial government, ELCPNG and its sister churches in Germany, the USA, Canada, Australia and others.