Education

Teaching jobs hard to fill in Cook Islands

Twenty two positions are currently being advertised including five jobs for principals and eight jobs at the main secondary school Tereora College.

There are also seven other vacancies at primary and secondary schools in the country.

A Director of Human Resources with the government Terry Utaga says an example of the problem is the field of accounting where potential applicants for an accounting teacher job prefer to stick to higher paying jobs outside teaching.

Govt chief: PNG needs committed civil servants

Acting Chief Secretary and Secretary of the Department of Personal Management (DPM), Mr John Kali said this when renewing the agreement with Divine Word University (DWU) for the university to continue offering Masters and Bachelor degree programs for public servants.

Mr Kali signed the agreement with DWU President Fr Jan Czuba at the Madang campus last Friday, paving the way for the third cohort of public servants to take up the Master of Public Administration (MPAdmin) and Bachelor of Public Administration (BPA) programs this year.

Polye calls for govt action over missing K55mil

Mr Polye said for the government to announce that K55 million budgeted for tuition fees had gone missing was an irresponsible attitude.

He says this demonstrates the government’s lack of interest in fighting corruption that has destroyed the fabric of our society.

“What O’Neill and his Education Minister should have done is to tell the country what actions the government was taking to bring those responsible to justice and if possible recoup the stolen money.