DHERST Call For Nominations for Governing Councils of Public Teachers and Technical Colleges in PNG.

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The Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST) in accordance with the Higher Education (General Provisions ) (Amended Act 2020, now invites application from suitably qualified and experienced persons for Membership to Governing Councils for Teachers and Technical Colleges  in Papua New Guinea.

  1. Balob Teachers College

  2. Dauli Teachers College

  3. Enga Teachers College

  4. Gaulim Teachers College

  5. Holy Trinity Teachers College

  6. Madang Teachers College

  7. Melanesian Nazreen Teachers College

  8. Simbu Teachers College

  9. Southern Highlands Teachers College

  10. Reverent Maru Teachers College

  11. Peters Chanel Teachers College

  12. Port Moresby Technical College

  13. Madang Technical College

  14. Hagen Technical College

  15. Goroka Technical College

  16. PNG National Polytechnic Institute

  17. Kokopo Business College

  18. West New Britain Technical College

  19. Highland Agriculture College

  20. National Fisheries College

  21. PNG Education Institute

  22. Port Moresby Business College

  23. Sacred Heart Teachers College

1: Statutory Basis

Section 143M of the Higher Education (General Provisions ) (Amended) Act 2020 establishes the Governing Councils for all registered Higher Education Institutions (HEIs ) in Papua New Guinea.

2: Membership of the Governing Councils

The membership of the Governing Councils stipulated in the Act requires different nominations from different sectors of society including the public. For Church agency institutions, the Agency is given the opportunity to nominate up to eight (8) nominees to be on the Governing Council.

3: Role of the Governing Councils.

  • Determine the strategic vision and direction of the institutions and monitor performance.
  • Provide oversight of the administration of the revenue, property and personnel of  the institution.
  • Formulate policies and guidelines for the effective management of the institution
  • Consider matters referred to by the Academic Board
  • Instill performance based culture that promotes an ethical disciplined and productive institution which delivers quality education.
  • Approve Strategic Plan, Business Plan, Annual Audited Financial and Performance Report and the Budget of the institution for each financial year.
  • Make rules of the institution.

4: Functions of the Higher Education Institutions

Higher Education Institutions have the following functions outlines in the Act:

  1. To provide facilities for study and education in all subjects and programs of study approved by the Council
  2. Award and confer certificate, diplomas, degrees  and such other award  as may be approved by Council with such awards to be signed by the Chair of the Council and the Principal
  3. Provide the Department (DHERST) with the names of all graduating students including awards to be offered
  4. To work closely with the Department to ensure all programs of study by the institution comply with  National Standards and any approved curriculum or national training package.
  5. Develop affiliations with other education institutions to deliver additional courses and programs of study  as approve by the Council
  6. To develop strong relationships with  industry and business representatives, donors and potential corporate sponsors.
  7. Develop robust policies for the recognition of qualifications and attainment of learning from other educational institutions and the implementation of the National Standards.

5: Honorarium

Members of the Governing Councils will be paid fees and allowances under the Board (Fees and Allowances Act) 1955

6: Selection Criteria

An independent Selection Committee appointed by the DHERST Acting Secretary will assess eligible applicants against the following criteria:

  1. Applicant meets the requirements of Section 143O of the Higher Education (General Provisions) (Amended) Act 2020:
  2. Extend to which the applicant demonstrates in their application an understanding of the principles and practices of governance and management in higher education
  3. Extend of applicant’s relevant prior experience and expertise;
  4. Strength of endorsement of applicant form referees
  5. Extend to which the applicant contributes to balanced range of expertise or bring unique skills and experiences or to contributes to meeting the requirements and in respect of gender balance.

7: Application Process

Applications must include;

  • A Cover Letter addressing the selection criteria
  • A current detailed Curriculum Vitae with the names and contact details of three Referees who are contactable by email or telephone
  • Fit and Proper Persons  and Conflict of Interest Forms

Applications must be submitted through email and hand delivered to:

Dr. Franchis Hualupmomi , PhD

Acting Secretary

Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology

P.O.BOX 5117,


Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Attention To: Mr.Thimon Bune-Acting Deputy Secretary, Policy and Quality Assurance Wing and Chairman of Governance of TWG

Interested applicants must obtain an Application Pack from DHERST

Please Contact:

Phone:  301 2056 | 301 7046 | 303 2061 or

Email:  governance.twg@dherst.gov.pg or lisa.larry@adherst.gov.pg

Applications must be received no later than 4:06 pm, 13th September 2021

Late applications will not be considered.

Source: Public newspaper advertisement by DHERST on Friday Sept 3rd 2021

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