By Fabian Hakalits – EM TV News, Port Moresby
The Teaching Service Commission (TSC) has reaffirmed its direction executed in 2013 for all Technical, Vocational News and Training (TVET) institutions, to recruit qualified graduates.
This was an agreement made by the TSC on behalf of the government of Papua New Guinea and the PNG Teachers Association, on the entry qualification appointment of teacher graduates into the TVET sector.
Chairman, Baran Sori, says this is a requirement of employment and part of the directions from the TSC.
The requirement was for graduates with degrees to be admitted into the teaching service. This includes those with industry qualification to do postgraduate programs.
“The focus is to have a more skilled and knowledgeable population, to convert the country’s resources into growth.
“We would like to see younger Papua New Guineans, master in skills and help develop the nation,” Sori said.
While the TSC understands the need for more trade skills, Sori said that it’s a requirement that must be followed.
Despite the qualification and requirement, raised in 2013, Sori said that many more graduates with nothing more than a diploma are still teaching in technical institutions.
Sori stressed the concern is to encourage growth with the current structure of the TSC.