The University of Papua New Guineahas becomethe first University to come up with a 5 year strategic corporate plan as well as a one year action plan.
Drawn up by its Student Representttative Council it outlines a path towards improvingthe standard ofthe University.
Acting Minister for the office of Higher Education Don Polye was present to withnessthe launch.
Minister Polye and ther dignitaries were given a red carpet welcome. It was a colourful affair with provincial reps standing on ether side.
Vice Chancellor Albert Mellam acknowledgedthe efforts ofthe SRC in executingthe five year strategic corporate plan as well asthe annual operation plan.
The plan aligns withthe government’s 2050 vision.
SRC president Peter Numu saidthe plan aims to achieve academic achievementowhile upgrading facilities onthe campus such as information technology and living conditions.
Minister Polye championedthe efforts ofthe SRC, statingthe welfare of students’was important. He admitted thatthe government failed to focus on higher institutions.
The strategic plan was brought in by an escort of Asaro mud man. The minister hadthe honour of launching it.
After glancing through it he said it was one ofthe top strategic plans he had ever come across.
He encouraged ther Universities inthe country to come up withtheir own strategic plans.