The Saint Peter’s Channel Catholic College of Secondary Teacher Education, in East New Britain province has been formally recognised as a national education institution in the country.
The previously Catholic-run seminary was converted to a Secondary teaching institute in 2014.
Today, the Higher Education Minister, Francis Marus, presented the collage with its accreditation that officially recognised it as an institute of higher learning in the PNG.
Minister Marus says the partnership between the Catholic Church and the Government seeks to meet the growing demand of teachers in secondary schools around the country.
Mr Marus says the free education imposed by the PNC-led government has fuelled a shortage of teachers.
Graduates from the St. Peter’s Channel College will partner with other graduates from sister universities, such as the University of Goroka to work in the teaching services.