University of Goroka

UoG’s academic reform process

Over the years since its inception as a Teacher Education and Training tertiary education provider, it has trained most of the teachers currently serving in Early Childhood Schools, Primary Schools, Junior High Schools, Senior High Schools, Schools of Excellence, and at the tertiary education sector such as Primary Teachers' Colleges and universities in PNG and overseas.

UOG corrects misinformation

Dr Waninga in a media conference on Tuesday 23rd April responded to claims made by the former Project Managers, Future World Design. The contractor protested in the media against the termination of their contract and also sought court relief for the same reason. They currently have a case pending against UOG.

UOG terminated their contract on claims that the zoning of the building was inappropriate and instructed the building contractor, China Engineering to stop work.

Institutes host combined graduation

Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, Don Polye and Enga Governor Peter Ipatas were present to witness the ceremony.

Thirty-three students from Enga Teachers College graduated with a Bachelor of Education in Primary Teaching and a Certificate in Inclusive Education. In comparison, 50 students from UOG Enga Campus graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English, Bachelor of Science in Biology, Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Bachelor of Science in Physics.

K50,000 for displaced students

The students had been displaced from accommodation privileges due to the earthquake last year in Goroka which led to them living off-campus.

Nawaeb MP Theo Pelgen highlighted the importance of supporting the human resources of the district.

Pelgen said the District was made aware of the situation of the students when they raised awareness of their plight this academic year.

NDDA CEO Buds Botikie said the support will go a long way to develop upcoming Teachers and Intellectuals of Nawaeb District.

Vovosi village hosts crusade

Hoskins LLG president, Cedric Bibilo on Monday opened the Nakanai inter-denominational crusade.

With the message of ‘Manifesting the Glory of God’ in the new Nakanai district, the crusade hosted in Vovosi brought together all people from the district to glorify the Almighty God.

President Bibilo when officially opening the crusade urged the Nakanai people to be role models and lead by example, and show the way to others.

He said Christians are the key enablers to change the mindset of others and in reducing law and order issues in the district.

Do you speak French? Parlez-vous français ?

For all these reasons, the World Language Strand in the Division of Language and Literature of the UoG decided to organize a huge event to promote the languages teaching. At the UoG, Bahassa Indonesia, Japanese and French are taught.

French Ambassador Guillaume Lemoine, together with Representative of the New Caledonia’s Government Alexandre Lafargue travelled to Goroka to give all their support to the teacher of French Mrs. Dawn Solevad Ilai.

UOG Investigation report

The report was presented to the Minister for Higher Education Research Science Technology & Sports, Wesley Raminai on Friday October 01st in Port Moresby.

Acting Chancellor, Joe Wemin presented the report to the Minister on behalf of the University council.

“I would like to thank you minister, Honorable Raminai for your confidence and the trust you had bestowed on the council. We also acknowledge the support of the government to you to sort out the maladministration and issues that were raised about our university,” Wemin said.

Asia Pacific Institute sign MOU with UOG

UOG Director for Flexible Learning, Kensol Rui said students who graduated from private institutions like Asia Pacific have found a pathway to a state institution for tertiary studies. This MoU will provide opportunities for students in Southern region.

The signing of the MoU will also strengthen the relationship that the two institutions have.

Asia Pacific Institute will now offer diploma courses in Business Accounting, Business Management, Early Childhood, and Tourism and Hospitality. Students can continue their bachelors’ degree at UOG.

Youth Arts Program A Success

The plays were scripted and directed by the students on topics such as homosexuality and suicide, police brutality and gambling which were put together over six weeks and took place among several high schools in NCD.

Andrew Kuliniasi, who started off as a script-writer and producer at the age of 15, and is now the drama director at the Moresby Arts Theatre, described the student’s written scripts and acting skills as the most “detailed and touching.”

Theatre Arts Avenue For Youth Participation

Adriana Mulavo, a year nine student attending Kopkop College said dramatizing these sensitive topics gave her and her class the chance to talk about the issues that they see happening around them.

“These topics dramatized on stage (police brutality, suicide, gambling) needs to be talked about and really needs changing…Telling these stories, in a way helped us to express ourselves. Because most of the time we are not allowed to do that in an academic setting.”