I expect quality from UoG: Raminai

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HIGHER Education Minister Wesley Raminai says the newly-sworn council of the University of Goroka (UoG) has a big task to maintain a high standard of education.
Speaking during the swearing-in ceremony of the new interim council members on Friday, Raminai said in order to forge a way forward, new acting vice-chancellor Dr Teng Waninga and the new interim council needed to safeguard the university and its principles.
“This university must be grounded in honesty and transparency and be accountable to the students, staff and major stakeholders of the day,” Raminai said.
“I have assembled a very competent acting vice-chancellor and the council to assist the top management team to forge the new way forward.”
Raminai said he expected nothing less than quality output for the institution.
He said the core function of UOG was to train secondary school teachers.
“Over the past, it seemed that we have deviated from this core objective, and as a result, we have had conflicting views often leading to poor dialogue with many major stakeholders,” he said.
“Today, I stand here to correct this status quo, and in my tenure as Higher Education minister, I want to see partnership and dialogue among students, staff and all stakeholders.”
Raminai urged students, lecturers, UoG management and staff to “take ownership of this university.”