Primary Teacher Training Schools Get Funding

The Office of Higher Education presented a cheque of K3 million to two state owned, Primary Teacher Training Institutes.

The Papua New Guinea Education Institute (PNGEI) and Madang Teachers College (MTC), will receive K2 million and K1 million respectively.


The K3 million to the two state-owned Primary Teacher Training Institutes, will help in the rehabilitation of infrastructure to boost operations and outcome capacities.


PNGEI will use the funds to build a new eighty bed male dormitory block, as well as extend their existing library, to cater for e-library while MTC will use their share of the funds, to rehabilitate and renovate staff houses, student dormitories and lecture blocks.


Director of PNGEI, Dr. Zui Neofa, said the funds are crucial as the government’s OBE and free education policies require the institution, to increase its capacity to prepare for the large number of OBE exits, which will now increase to 12, 000 from the previous 4, 000.


Mathias Sully, Principal of MTC said the funds will be used to renovate the existing staff houses, student dormitories and lecture blocks  to produce and deliver quality teachers and lecturers, who will be the cornerstones in achieving results for the current OBE and free education polices.


The cheque was presented by Minister for Higher Education, Research Science and Technology, Delilah Gore, in the presence of the Acting Chairman of the Commission of Higher Education, Simon Kenehe, and Director General of the Office of Higher Education, Professor David Kavanamur.

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