The University of Goroka will soon expand its centers to Manus, East New Britain, Gulf and Western province with the aim to produce quality teachers for better and quality education to be taught in the country.
Vice Chancellor Dr Teng Waninga said, they currently have 18 centers within the country and one of the main focus of the UOG Council and top management is to observe the remaining students who cannot make it into the system and provide a way forward for them to continue their studies in their own provinces.
This comes after the UOG Council announced that it was refocussing its strategic directives which included establishing UOG centers in the 22 provinces and linking them to the main campus through the online learning infrastructure to cater for the grade 12 push outs with required GPA levels.
“The University of Goroka does not have enough classrooms and infrastructure that’s why we want to observe all the 29, 000 students each year so they can just stay in their own provinces and enroll and we can offer some of the courses online.”
Dr. Waninga said, they are already offering bachelor programs, management programs, diploma in tourism and hospitality, diploma in business studies and accounting and are looking to move up to degree programs that will be available in the provinces as well.
The challenge is there and it is all about looking at a better network.
“All the Vice Chancellors, we met together with the DHERST Minister and talked and made presentations to look for a common network that can be provided for all higher education institutions to provide online programs.”
He said, this can be accomplished if we have a network, a satellite which can solve all our online problems.