The Resumption of Schools in National Capital District is set for Thursday 13th August, 2020.
Consistent with the PANDEMIC ACT 2020 Order, all schools and institutions operating under the National education system, permitted schools and private schools in the National Capital District are suspended for two weeks starting from Wednesday 29th July until Wednesday 12th of August. All schools will resume classes on
Thursday 13th August, 2020.
IT has been observed that the habit of reading has declined in the world.
One of the main causes is the growth of technology.
Since the arrival of smartphones and tablets, most school children in Papua New Guinea have turned their back on the value of a good book.
Instead of reading a good story book in their leisure time, they are busy playing with these high-tech gadgets.
Most children, especially in the cities and towns, would rather communicate with their friends via Facebook or listen to rap and hiphop music on their smartphones then spend quality time reading and learning to write proper English.
Kiriwina Secondary School in Milne Bay Province, the only secondary school in the Trobriand Islands that caters for over 500 boarding and day students, is desperate for new classrooms, teacher’s houses and teachers.
The school was only upgraded to secondary school status this year and started teaching its first batch of grade 11 students.
“Next year, when the school’s current grade 11’s move to grade 12, they will be without classrooms and teachers as well. We are unable to recruit new teachers due to the shortage of staff housing,” said Abraham Kobwata.
Below is the list for National Gazette for Teaching position in Papua New Guinea .
Statement by Education Department
Please find the link below to 2020 Education Vacancy Gazette. All vacant positions by sector are advertised by province and National Institutions except Elementary school positions. We request all provinces and Teaching Divisions to make extra copies of the gazette and TSC application forms and give to all schools so that all teachers will have an opportunity to apply for vacant positions.
We have send hard copies of the Vacancy Gazette, Joint Circular by Chairman –NEB and Chairman TSC, TSC application forms (28,29.30.31) Flash Drive (e copy of the gazette) to each province using EMS Postal services. Provinces are advised to check their post offices in the next few weeks.
All Selecting and Appointing authorities are reminded to follow TSC Teacher Appointment Processes and Procedures when making recommendations and appointments.
Although we are late with dispersing the gazette due to COVID 19 please consult dates as per the Appointment Activity schedule on page 7 of the Vacancy Gazette and the Joint Circular by Chairman – NEB and TSC
when making appointments.
We hope you can find time to make the Teacher Appointments in this time of COVID 19 protocols and restrictions.
Please consult General Education Services Division should you have any queries with the Vacancy Gazette. Email: Kone_Ragu@education.gov.pg; Martha_Kull@education.gov.pg;
Phone contact : Mr Kone Ragu: 75521818 / 74440836
2020 VACANCY GAZETTE
A grade twelve student leader in the nation’s capital is calling on the National Government and the Education Department to ‘postpone’ the upcoming Grade Twelve Written Expression Examinations together with the other exams.
The Written Expression Examinations is scheduled for the 17th August.
Marie Laua, who is also the Head girl of Gerehu Secondary School, speaking on behalf of her fellow students and those at several other secondary schools in NCD, has come out expressing great concern on the insufficient teaching and learning time and its impact on the scheduled examinations for this year.
Miss Laua told NBC News, the first two lock downs and this current one has greatly impacted on students learning especially those in the examinable grades.
Papua New Guinea has recorded 39 cases of COVID-19, and it is the highest in a single day so far. These casea are from West Sepik, Western Province and Port Moresby.
Papua New Guinea recorded a new daily record of 39 new coronavirus cases today bringing the total number of infections to 153, the Controller of the National Pandemic Response announced.
Diandra, first Papua New Guinean female Student to graduate with Flying Colours in aeronautical engineering
Hailing from a little known village called Begabari, situated along the North Coast road in Oro Province, Miss Diandra Paine never gave up on her childhood dream of becoming an aeronautical engineer.
Her dream came true when she graduated with flying colours on the July 13, from an Aeronautical University in China.
Back in 2016, Miss Paine was accepted to do her bachelor degree studies majoring in electrical engineering at the University of Technology in Lae.
However, with the on-going student strike at that time, her parents had no choice but were forced to look elsewhere for their only daughter’s education.
The application for Post Graduate studies at the University of Technology in Papua New Guinea is now open.
Applicants are advised to read the information below carefully before you proceed.
An Application for admission to candidature for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy shall have a Master degree in a field of study related to the subject of the proposed research. Proven track record of research and working experiences are needed to apply for PhD. Candidates are strongly advised to contact the relevant department before submitting the application.
An application for admission to candidature or the degree of Master of Philosophy (MPhil) shall have either:
i. A Merit degree or Postgraduate Diploma from a tertiary institution approved by the Postgraduate Committee, OR
ii. A Bachelor degree of Honors standard from a tertiary institution approved by the Postgraduate Committee
iii. Relevant first degree with an industry experience of more than two years.
We’ve all heard of the stories where someone coming from a very humble background has a huge dream! A dream that some would ponder whether this is achievable or not, although no matter how hard you keep on trying, you can actually make it!
A school in the Eastern Highlands has taken a pro-active approach to feeding itself by growing its own rice.
Asaroka Lutheran Secondary School near Goroka town has gone into dry-land rice cultivation to supplement its food rations.
Principal Aki Olisagave said the school was determined to use its land to grow rice to feed its students and sell the surplus.
He said a trial plot of three hectares had resulted in the harvest of two tonnes of rice.
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