The PNG Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology - DHERST can be contacts on the following contact phone numbers and email addresses if you have enquiries on
There are several ways mal-practices or cheating in examination occur. Here are few of them.
Department of Education
P.O Box 446
National Capital District
Papua New Guinea
Phone: +675 301 3300
Fax: +675 325 4648
The National Training Council of Papua New Guinea
The National Training Council is a tripartite organisation with representation form government, industry, unions and NGOs. It comes under the responsibility of the Ministry of Labour And Industrial Relations. The membership of the Council consist of the Chairperson, who is presently the Secretary of the Department of Labour and Industrial Relations; Secretaries from the Department of Personal Management, Finance, Commission of Higher Education, and Education; the Director of PNG Institute of Public Administration; the president of PNG Trade Union Congress; the President of Public Employees Association; the President of Employees Federation; a senior representative from the interests of women; President of PNG Training and Development Society; Director of the NTC Secretariat. The appointment of these members is made under the Regulatory Statutory Authorities Act 2004 for a period of not exceeding three years. Reporting to the Council is the NTC Secretariat headed by a Director, with support from the senior management staff which includes three Assistant Directors, an Executive Officer, Budget and finance Officer, a Project Officer and the administrative support staff. (See organisation structure).
Hela Undialu Education Foundation (HUEF)is iniated to help the native Hela tertiary students attending various institutions in Papua New Guinea and abroad begining in 2018. It is one of the very important initiative by Hela Provincial Governor, Hon. Philip Undialu to ease the burdens poor parents facing to pay fees for their children. HUEF is driven with a slogan: "Helping you learn today, to lead tomorrow"
The Papua New Guinea Curriculum is being changed from Outcome Based to Standard based. Below are the school syllabus used in schools across the country.
Primary education begins at Grade 3 and finishes in Grade 8. It caters for the nine to fourteen year age group. Lower primary education comprises Grades 3 to 5, and upper primary Grades 6 to 8.
At 9 years of age children continue their basic education in a primary school. After six years of primary education that begins with a bilingual program, children have the skills to live happily and productively, contribute to their communities and use English to understand basic social, scientific, technological, and personal concepts and value learning after grade 8.
Lower Primary Upper Primary
Community LivingSocial Science
Health Education Personal Development
Physical Education Making A Living
Environmental Studies Science
Secondary Education is a school in the formal education system that has grades 9 to 12. Secondary Education is education at any of the grades mentioned above. Secondary Education is the next level of (upward) progression after Upper Primary.
There are two levels of secondary education. Lower Secondary Level consists grades 9 & 10 while Upper Secondary consists grades 11 & 12. Lower Secondary education can be attained by attending either a secondary school or a provincial high school - some schools have yet to have their status changed from provincial high school (old education structure) to secondary school (new/reformed structure). Similarly, upper secondary education can also be attained by attending a National High School (NHS).
National High School
Prior to 1995, there were only four national high schools where PNG's budding intellects went to further their secondary education after completing grade 10 at the provincial high schools; each region had one and they were a melting pot for students from every province in PNG.
In 1995 Port Moresby NHS was opened and Wawin NHS was opened in 2001. These two were funded by the people of Japan and China respectively. These six national high schools are: Aiyura (EHP), Kerevat (ENB), Passam (ESP), Sogeri (Central), Port Moresby (NCD) and Wawin (MP).
The two main differences between national high and secondary schools are: 1. national high schools come under the national function while secondary schools come under the provincial education boards of the provinces in which they are found; 2.National High Schools only have grades 11 & 12 (upper secondary level) while secondary schools have grades 9 to 12.
The reformed curriculum for lower secondary has nine subject fields. Students must study seven subjects from at least six of these subject fields. The nine subjects fields are: Agriculture, Arts, Business Studies, Design & Technology, Language (English), Mathematics, Personal Development, Science and Social Science.
English, Maths and Personal Development are known as 'Required Subjects' so all students must study these three subjects. They then choose any four other subjects to bring the total subjects to seven. All subjects now have the same status; all have 5 periods per week.
Upper Secondary now has 31 subjects from 25 subject fields. The Required Subjects in upper secondary are: An English/Language, A Mathematics, Personal Development or Religious Education. Subjects are:
Below are list of applications forms for teachers. Follow the link and download them.
Below are the education plan for Papua New Guinea. The list also contains education plans for each province.
National Education Plans
Make available PNG Education Resources online. Use this database to access PNG Education Resources Database.