Department of Higher Education Research Science and Technology

2024 Grade 12s told to Manage Time

The low academic level results from last year’s batch were appalling to Acting Secretary of the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, Fr Jan Czuba.

Fr Jan says having a systematic study time is important.

Fr Jan is also appealing for this year’s Grade 12 students to make use of the three-month selection period; to take their time in choosing courses and tertiary institutions.

TESAS list announced

The list, containing the names of over 6,800 students from more than 16 higher education institutions can be accessed via the department’s website.

DHERST Secretary, Fr Jan Czuba, has advised that students whose names did not appear on the list should consult their respective institutions to confirm their progressive status for 2021.

Higher education refutes social media claim

In a statement, Secretary Fr Jan Czuba said: “We would like to advise our colleagues and our dear students in all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to be very vigilant concerning information spread across social media (Facebook).

“We currently have a situation where someone irresponsible is circulating false information that the Department is recommending closure of the academic year. This information is ethically and legally wrong and we regret that some people are trying to destabilise the peace and harmony during this State of Emergency.

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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