Department of Higher Education Research Science and Technology

Gr 12 selection set for December

The selection will be done instantly in real time through the National Online Selection System.

The National Online Application System and the National Online Selection System allowed 28,582 Grade 12 students to register to apply online.

Of this number, 90 percent have made their choices while the other 10 percent have until December 13th to list their preferred choices of tertiary institutions and programs.

Enrolment anticipated for new SHP university

Secretary Fr Jan Czuba said the university’s academic programs will be finalized in 2019.

The Southern Highlands university is expected to be a modern 21st century institution similar to those in the developed countries, with internationally accredited programs.

Professors will teach online from different parts of the world while tutors will be on ground.

Projected to be the biggest university in the country, it is estimated to enrol 6000 under-graduates and 4000 post graduates.

(Fr Jan Czuba filepic)

Insight into new online selection system

The system was launched in 2017 by the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST).

The Porgera Joint Venture (PJV), through its Community Development (CD) section, facilitated for three officials from the department to visit Porgera Secondary on 11 July to give more awareness about the new Online Selection System.

The three officials were from the Tertiary Admission and Scholarship Division (TASD) of DHERST.

UPNG faculty breached selection policy: Higher education

Secretary of Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, Fr Jan Czuba, said severe actions will be taken against the UPNG School of Business and Public Policy for this malpractice.

Fr Jan said this issue was brought to their attention by affected students and through the online selection software, Higher Education Department was able to get to the bottom of this.

UPNG fees will not increase: Minister

They will remain the same as 2017, says the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology Minister, Pila Niningi.

DHERST had a meeting with the vice chancellor of UPNG and its senior management concerning the matter and an agreement was reached on Friday, January 19th, 2018.

“We have agreed not to increase the fees as previously announced by the university,” says Minister Niningi.

IBS not a uni, maintains DHERST

In a media statement, Secretary Fr Jan Czuba said one of the grounds was that the National Executive Council on the 4th of December 2016 had been misled.

He said the requisite legal procedures and processes, leading up to the creation of universities, were not complied with by IBS. These statutory requirements are set out in sections 113-121 of the Higher Education (General Provisions) Act 2014.

2018 intake list for universities, colleges

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http://bit.ly/2018grade12selectionlist

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http://bit.ly/HED2018list

Viral Gr 12 list not from higher education: Secretary

The authorities are yet to confirm as to where, who and how the list was obtained.

It is alleged that the list was obtained from the Higher Education website and published on one of the public forum pages on social media.

A secondary school teacher learnt of the publication of the list after students from his secondary school were questioning its credibility, which contains the full names of students, their secondary schools and the grades they acquired from the national examinations.

More than 9,000 scored high grades: Minister

Of the 23,692, a total of 9,999 students scored high GPAs of 2.3 and above.

“This is a massive increase of about 90 percent; in previous years only 5,000 students were admitted annually,” says Department of Higher Education, Research, Science & Technology (DHERST) Minister, Francis Marus.

“Also, a total of 16,228 students qualified at a GPA of 1.6 and above, meaning that any of these students could easily be admitted, both domestically or into overseas universities and colleges, in an ideal environment where there was sufficient space.”

11,000 scholarships awarded for 2017

In a statement, Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST) Minister, Francis Marus, says the scholarship comprises of 5,000 new intakes and 6,000 continuing students. “Government targeted programs include agriculture and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), also in line with government commitment to APEC policy priorities and PNG Vision 2050,” says the Minister.

“This is reflected in the 2017 awarding of the Tertiary Education Students’ Assistance Scheme (TESAS) Scholarship.