UOG to introduce new schools

The University of Goroka (UOG) plans to branch out in the coming 20 years, says vice-chancellor Professor Musawe Sinebare.

Professor Sinebare says there are plans to introduce news schools, build a university city to accommodate the expanding campus and open more satellite campuses nationwide.    

The UOG VC revealed that plans are in place to move away from its traditional course of teaching secondary school teachers, to introducing a School of Medical Health Science and Agro-Business.

UOG this year commemorated its 20 years as a teacher training university.

The UOG flexible and distance learning campuses in Mt Hagen in Western Highlands, and Honiara in Solomon Islands, graduated students this month.  

Professor Sinebare said taking the campus to neighbouring Solomon Islands is in line with the Melanesia Spearhead Group agreement, which PNG is a member of.

He said the university administration is aiming to open an external campus soon in Port Moresby.

Charles Yapumi