DHERST

IBS case: Interim orders remain

The temporary orders obtained by the Institute of Business Studies regarding its status on January 4, were extended today by the Waigani National Court.

The case filed by IBS returned before Justice Derek Hartshorn today however, only IBS was represented in court.

Justice Hartshorn adjourned the matter but gave an extension of the orders to next week to allow time for Fr Jan and DHERST to appear in court.

Gr 12 marks leaked by a selector: Depts

In a joint statement, the National Department of Education and the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology say they have jointly commenced investigations and will refer the matter to police.

Furthermore, they have apologised to parents, guardians and relatives of students whose marks were leaked.

“We sincerely regret that this has happened,” they said.

“Nobody has any legal or ethical right to distribute and or disseminate such confidential information to the public.

IBS ‘university’ status debated

The Management of IBS University argues that they are a recognised university however, the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST) strongly disagrees.

The announcement made by DHERST, stating that IBS University is not a university, has been met with frustration and concern.

Parents and guardians questioned the department’s announcement and their children’s academic future in a forum organised by IBS University yesterday.

Higher education selection to be improved

Secretary for the Department, Professor Fr. Jan Czuba, said one of the focal points for some time has been the National Selection process that is facilitated by the department.

Fr. Jan explains that in the current process, every Higher Education Institution (HEI) is allowed to structure their admission requirements.

The information is then passed to schools where school leavers are selecting institutions and programs which they would like to apply to.