I support Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology Pila Niningi’s plan to put all the tertiary institutions under one coordinating agency.
The role of the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology is to provide institutional governance (for universities and colleges) and sector governance. It should also foster transparency and accountability with the other ministries and agencies.
The clarification of roles and responsibilities of the different agencies involved in tertiary education is vital in the promotion of good governance, coordination, and even in the distribution of resources which will ultimately lead to strategies in decision-making and planning.
J Frankiee Kup
Gerehu, Port Moresby