Balob Teachers College launches strategic development plan

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BALOB Teachers College in Lae, Morobe, has launched its strategic development plan for 2019 to 2023, aligning itself with higher education policies.
The plan contains the college’s development aspirations during the transition phase with the Department of Higher Education, Research Science and Technology’s (DHERST) teachers college transfer plan.
It was to ensure that all college’s activities were co-related to the department’s transfer plan.
Balob, an agency of the Lutheran church, offers three-year diploma in primary school teaching programmes. The college aims for excellence in providing quality and sustainable teacher training.
Principal Jerry Hendingao said the college aimed to strengthen its institutional capacity to deliver a world class primary teacher education services for next centuries.
Hendingao said the Higher Education Department requested for all registered teacher college to have a five year development plan.
He said by 2023 teachers colleges would be absorbed into the department and would offer four-year bachelor of education programme.
“The department requested for development plan, which we submitted two weeks ago,” Hendingao said.
“They will source funding for implementation of the plan. It is a very good plan that addresses key issues we have.”
Hendingao said the submission of five-year plan qualify the institution to offer degree programmes.
He said ELC-PNG would partner with Anglican and Gutnius Lutheran churches to deliver the plan.