Joseph Yopyyopy

Digital Apps for Education

My Leave Fare App and My Task Management App were launched at the PNG Education Institute’s Curriculum Development Division, by the Minister for Education, Joseph Yopyyopy this week. 

This Application will assist the department to manage leave fares for public servants within the departments and teachers in the field including teaching staff at Teachers Colleges.

Education dept to address overcrowding

With schools to resume next week on the 4th of May, Education Minister Joseph Yopyyopy says his office is still looking into possibilities of safe teaching.

He said schools can have two classes per day with one batch to start from 8 – 1 o’clock and the other from 2 o’clock till the end of the day.

“This is what we face in the urban schools, schools in Port Moresby, Lae, Rabaul, Mt. Hagen. Those main centers that you have overcrowding of students in one class, we are working on that.

Schools to recover lost hours

The Ministry of Education has issued instructions to schools to recover the lost instruction hours and to continue in this 2020 academic year.

Minister for Education Joseph Yopyyopy has issued directives to all teachers from elementary to Secondary schools to resume on the 27th of April to prepare for the resumption of classes on the 4th of May.

Term 2 classes will start on the 4th of May and will end on the 10th of July.  Term 3 will start as per the Education Calendar which is on the 20th of August.

Resumption of classes depends on situation: Minister

Education Minister, Joseph Yopyyopy, says this means the 2020 academic year is affected by four weeks.

“Furthermore, this resumption date is subject to the status of the COVID-19 situation over the next two weeks,” Yopyyopy said in his ministerial policy statement (3/2020).

“The Education Department will revise and advise parents and authorities of new term dates, holidays and other critical events like examinations.

No more elementary schools: Minister

The Education Department has launched and implemented the policy on early childhood education system that replaces the elementary school system.

The facilities of the elementary schools in various communities in the country will be converted into early childhood education.

“Because of the changes that are happening in the 6-6-6 school structure, there will no longer be elementary schools,” explained Minister Yopyyopy.

Aust scholarship program for PNG students

This program will enable students from PNG to build lifelong connections with Australia and help develop their skills to contribute fully to PNG’s development, thereby enhancing its sustainable economic growth.

As currently designed, the program will support PNG students to obtain a senior school certificate and possibly an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank if desired. The first cohort of students will commence in year 10 in Australia in July 2020.

Education dept told to solve teachers’ leave fare issue

Central Governor Robert Agarobe, during question without notice, directed his query to the Education Minister, Joseph Yopyyopy, when parliament session began in Port Moresby on November 26th.

“Apart from all other public servants, not only teachers in Central Province but throughout the country have done well in their teaching services but their leave entitlements were not given on time,” he said.

In 2018, the governor gave an approved amount of K450,000 to Central Provincial education department as the department was unable to cater for the fares.

Teachers to access payslips online

Minister for Education, Joseph Yopyyopy, has recently launched the new application called “MyPAYSLIP”.

The launching of the web application took place at the PNG Education Institute Hall in the National Capital District.

When launching the web application, Education Minister Yopyyopy said the Department of Education in collaboration with the Finance Department has improved access to payslips for teachers and education officers with the development of a web based application to produce teachers and education public servants’ payslips.

SBE curriculum to be reintroduced: Minister

Minister for Education Joseph Yopyyopy confirmed this in Parliament yesterday.

Yopyyopy informed Parliament of changes in the education sector in response to Markham MP Koni Iguan, saying the current Outcome Based Education program only emphasizes the quantity and not the quality of education.

“Education department will be reintroducing the Standard Based Education system, which is Grades 1-6 and Grades 7-12. One of the problem with OBE system was that teachers are not teaching the same courses across the board, which affects students during the examinations.”

Three more Members join PNC

Patrick Basa, Minister for Fisheries and Member for Kabwum, Bari Palma, Member for Kerowagi and Joseph Yopyyopy, Member for Wosera-Gauwi, joined PNC at the Party’s caucus meeting last night.

“The Honourable Patrick Basa had been the Leader of the Party Leader of Christian Democratic Party, and has been released by his party to join PNC,” said Prime Minister and PNC Leader, Peter O’Neill, in a statement.

“The Honourable Bari Palma has resigned from the PNG Party in Opposition, to join PNC.