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UPNG signs MoU to facilitate up-skilling of Public Servants in HR Management

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The University of Papua New Guinea has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Pacific Institute of Leadership and Governance for public servants to upgrade their skills in human resource management.

This program will allow public servants to obtain their degrees after completing their studies from PILAG. This pathway created is to improve the management of public servants.

Speaking at the signing of the MOU, UPNG vice-chancellor, Professor Frank Griffin says, the facilitating of this program aims to improve the capacity of human resource in the public sector.

The UPNG School of Business and Public Policy will be responsible for running the training.

The Pacific Institute of Leadership and Governance or PILAG have been conducting pieces of training for public servants to obtain certificates and diplomas along but with the MOU signed, PILAG is looking forward to working closely with UPNG to create pathways for public servants to get their degrees.

Public servant management is one of the issues in the country. Secretary for Personal Management Department Taies Sansan says, upskilling of public servants in human resources management is vital.

Another MOU was also signed between PILAG and DPM to conduct ‘HR Business Policy’ training which will begin next year in Morobe province.


By Suli Suli – EMTV News, Port Moresby

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