Enga inks deal with teachers’ university

A University of Goroka Campus will be established in Enga Province following the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between the Enga Provincial Government and the University.

Under the partnership, a four year degree program in secondary teachers’ training will be provided.

The MoA was signed in Wabag on Friday.

It was a milestone event held at the Wabag Primary School.

Cultural dancing and singing was on display to welcome dignitaries from the Enga Provincial Government, University of Goroka, Department of High Education, and provincial and local level government officials.

“I have come here on behalf of my Council who made a decision on the last day of last month in Mt Hagen, to approve the mandate to transfer secondary teacher education which will train teachers in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics, and to be complemented by a heavy dose of English,” said UoG Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Sukwianomb.

Enga Province under the leadership of Sir Peter Ipatas has made education its priority for more than 20 years.

It has invested more than K360 million in education; both in tuition fees and infrastructure development. 

The strategy to establish a UoG Enga Campus is to train teachers to provide quality education.

Governor Ipatas called for National Government support as it will be a national institution and not for Enga only.

The four year degree program begins in 2020.

(Locals gathering to greet their Governor and his guests)

Cedric Patjole