Programme set to boosts head teachers, province

Youth & Careers

THE West New Britain government is up-skilling its head teachers by sponsoring about 50 candidates under University of Goroka’s bachelor in management programme offered in Kimbe.
A team last Tuesday presented a cheque of K7,000 as part payment of total K47,300 to the university’s vice chancellor professor Musawe Sinebare as down payment.
The first half of the training commences on July 1.
The management programme will be conducted by the university’s Institute of Distance and Flexible Learning (IDFL).
IDFL director Kensol Rui said this was a first by IDFL to run a course where lecturers from UOG will go to Kimbe and conduct a two-week face to face session with participants.
“We will have two weeks in Kimbe beginning of each semester for student/teacher interaction and then the normal four weeks of lessons,” Rui said.
WNB in-service coordinator Florence Kiaplai said the previous exercise of flying participants to Port Moresby’s Institute of Public Admin was a costly exercise.
“This now not only saves costs but saves participants from other stressful situations such as not being docked from their pay; family separation issues and other social issues which arise from such scenarios,” Kiaplai said.
“They can now stay back and interact directly with lecturers for the first two weeks and it’s at a lower cost.”
UOG has an ongoing Early Childhood Learning partnership with WNBPG.
Sinebare said the university
will open an NGI regional campus at the Hoskins Girls Technical School.

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