Papua New Guinea Department of Education
The Papua New Guinea Department of Education is the Government’s lead advisor on the education system, shaping direction for education agencies and providers and contributing to the Government’s goals for education.
PNG Education Department develops strategic policy for the education sector and deliver services to the sector.It undertakes education research and analysis and monitor education sector capability and viability. This involves coordination with other sector and government agencies and forums and some cross sector work programmes.
The Department delivers policies, programmes and services focused on improving the community’s knowledge of and participation in the education system. This involves working with parents, and community groups to get greater participation in education, providing information to enable decision to be made about education options and providing education programmes for stakeholders to support the education system.
It ensures that education providers have the resources and support they need to deliver services to students, which includes administering a range of legislative and regulatory controls, determination and delivery of funding and other resources, providing services that support the governance, management and operation of education providers, and monitoring and intervening in providers that are at risk in relation to financial viability, student achievement and participation.
The Department supports teachers’ and principals’ professional leadership, learning and teaching which involves the development of national guidelines, providing curriculum statements and achievement standards, resources to support teaching, learning and assessment and professional leadership and providing professional development programmes, scholarships and awards.