Institute of Business Studies

DHERST: Universities must undergo audits

Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology Minister, Pila Niningi, explains this is to ensure those institutions meet certain requirements, like the number of students, facilities, lecturers’ qualification, assets and programs of study, among others.

He says those standards are in place because there are institutions claiming to be universities without following the requirements stipulated under the law.

State files motion to dismiss IBS case

The case briefly went to court on Friday but was adjourned to January 26 for hearing of the state’s motion.

The temporary interim orders against Secretary of the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST), Fr Jan Czuba, will remain in force until the case returns to court.

Justice Derek Hartshon, in adjourning the case, told parties that if they are to file any further motions, it must be done so, with three days clear, before January 26.

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.

IBS gets interim orders against Fr Jan

IBS took the issue of its university status to the Waigani National Court today, seeking interim orders against Fr Jan Czuba as the secretary, the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST) and the state.

Justice Derek Hartshon late this afternoon granted the interim orders, restraining Fr Jan from taking further administration steps under the Higher Education (General Provisions) Act 2014 to cause any further delay in IBS registration as a university.

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.

IBS stages successful sports day

The annual event is held with the aim to promote fun and unity amongst students and staff.

Vice president of the Student Representative Council (SRC), Issachar Kara said he was pleased to see a big turnout from students and staff.

 “The IBS Sports Day enables students and staffs to take part through sports outdoor from their everyday learning and teaching environment,” said Kara.

Sports played on the day included touch rugby, soccer (Futsal), volleyball and netball.

Sharing lunch with Cheshire Homes family

It was a well-spent midday for staff who took the time away from their families to share their love and happiness of family with the Cheshire Home family.

IBS chairman and founder, Sir Mick Nades, and wife Jenny Nades, with the help of staff, organised cooked meals and drinks to serve to the children at the Homes.

Nades was delighted that IBS staff joined in the Sunday lunch and acknowledged carers for their heart in caring for disabled children without homes and families.