HEALTH workers in PNG should reflect their colours and include God in their career while attending to patients, a church representative says.
Church of the Nazarene national board chairman Rev Yambe Sike said this to 29 graduating students of the Kudjip Nazarene College of Nursing in Jiwaka after they received diplomas in nursing on Saturday.
Rev Sike said health workers played a vital role in people’s lives by administering healthcare.
He said treating and helping patients heal reflected a love for their fellow man and of God.
Rev Sike said the college ran a curriculum combining healthcare and pastoral training.
Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science & Technology and Sports, Wesley Raminai, has announced the cancellation of the planned official opening of Western Pacific University in respect for the loss of Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare.
In a statement this afternoon, Raminai said the opening ceremony that was scheduled to take place in Ialibu, Southern Highlands province in March 01, 2021 has been postponed to a later date.
He also announced that the graduation ceremony of the Divine Word University (DWU) that was scheduled to take place on March 12 was also being rescheduled.
The Government of Papua New Guinea through the National Department of Education (NDoE) recieved a grant from the Global Partnership of Education (GPE) www.globalpartnership.org as an Education Sector Plan Implementation Grant towards supporting of Boosting Education Standards Together in PNG (BEST). This grant is implemented by the BEST PNG Program Management Unit (PMU) that is supported by Save the Children in PNG (SCPNG) as Grant Agent.
TEACHER appointments in the country are not made by any other office except the provincial education board (PEB), according to the Teaching Service Commission.
Commissioner Samson Wangihomie said that officers could submit applications for the PEB to consider.
“The authority is the PEBs and not anybody else,” he said.
“But there are avenues where teachers can appeal.
CATHOLIC schools in Southern Highlands and Hela will not be able to take in dozens of primary school teachers that graduate each year due to limited spaces, but there is a high demand for teachers in high and secondary schools, Catholic education agency secretary said.
Daniel Beli said many primary school teachers would not be able to secure teaching positions at present and have to wait for planning of additional positions after a few months and a review next month.
Beli said some graduate teachers were from unrecognised teachers colleges and were not accepted when applied for teaching positions at Government and agency schools.
“This is a sad scenario for graduates and sponsors,” he said.
“Parents and sponsors have to be cautious when sponsoring students to teachers colleges.
INTERNATIONAL trade is expected to contribute to better employment outcomes but only a few people who graduate from the education system find jobs, a research shows.
According to the “Employment effect of international trade in Papua New Guinea” (NRI Discussion Paper 181) by Dr Francis Odhuno and Dr Diana Ngui, PNG relies on international trade for much of its exemplary economic growth performance. “Yet only very few of its young people leaving schools and colleges every year find wage employment,” the report stated.
The research investigated the twin effect of increasing PNG’s imports and exports on the country’s formal sector employment.
THE Teaching Service Commission disciplinary committee (TSCDC) has reinstated the eight teachers who had allegedly helped students cheat during a grade 10 national examination.
Committee member and Teaching Service Commission (TSC) commissioner for policy Joel Nava said the eight teachers of Kui Wamp Nga High School in Western Highlands appealed to the committee following their sacking by the provincial education board (PEB).
PARENTS have been urged to send their children to registered institutions which are in compliance with Government’s rules and regulations.
Chairman of Mapex Training Institute Mt Hagen campus, Joseph Paraka, said people should be wary of the many schools and institutions popping up everywhere.
He advised parents to be careful of where they spend their money and send their children to.
UNIVERSITIES in Papua New Guinea will be using a unified grade point average (GPA) system.
University of Goroka vice chancellor Prof Musawe Sinebare said the academic senate endorsed the concept last year that all new students this year be assessed under the new five-point GPA system.
LAST November, PNG-born Emmanuel Suarez Jigo was conferred a doctor of philosophy (PhD) in cybersecurity at the Nova Southeastern University in Florida, the United States.
The 28-year-old had been groomed for academic excellence from the very start.
“I was inspired to get to where I am today by my parents, who hold doctoral and master’s degrees respectively,” Emmanuel said.
“They started to emphasize the importance of education during my primary education at St Joseph’s International Catholic College.”
His father is from Nigeria and mother from the Philippines but are PNG citizens.
They have lived and worked in PNG for almost three decades.
His father, Dr Oti Jigo, holds a PhD in economics.
His mother Bregidita Suarez Jigo holds a master’s degree in education administration.
Both met when they were students at the University of Santo Tomas.
Emmanuel was born in Port Moresby and attended the then St Joseph’s International Catholic School from pre-school to grade eight.
He then attended Port Moresby International School for Grade nine and part of Grade 10.
Papua New Guinea education news services
Get Education News through Email: Subscribe Now
- New Zealand Government Scholarship
- Australian Government Scholarships
- Chinese Government Scholarships
- Indonesian Government Scholarships
- Japanese Government Scholarships
- European Union Scholarships
- ADB Scholarships
- Korean Government Scholarship
- US Scholarships
- Indian Government Scholarships
- Taiwan Scholarships
- Scholarships for Study Abroad
Search Education Database >>