UOG signs MOA with MEHRD


In another momentous boost for the country’s educational sector, a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was signed yesterday aimed at establishing an educational center known as the UOG’s Pacific Open Campus.

The MOA was signed between the Papua New Guinea’s University of Goroka (UOG), the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) and the PNG High Commissioner at the PNG Chancery office.

The Campus will facilitate access to tertiary education for Solomon Islanders wishing to pursue their studies.

UOG’s Council, Robin Bazzinuc said by setting up this campus, they aim to improve the human resources to be marketable globally.

“Our aim is to guide human resources development to be more marketable in a global market not just focusing on its internal market but also to be competitive in a global market therefore, it drives its agenda on making sure UOG must put its roadmap to achieve a bigger goal” Bazzinuc said.

Bazzinuc further explained the PNG Government through UOG is not here to showcase itself but to strengthen its bilateral partnership as well. 

MEHRD Minister Hon. Lanelle Olandrea Tanangada expressed her gratitude for the partnership with UOG and how much the Ministry value their active engagement over the years.

“This day marks another important milestone for both Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands in the area of tertiary education and it is also a testament of a long standing and progressive bilateral relationship and co-operation between our two countries” Tanangada said. 

As a representative of PNG’s government and people PNG’s High Commissioner, His Excellency Moses Kaul commented on the signing.

“This is paving the way for the continuation of the good training services rendered to the people of Solomon Islands through UOG POC in Honiara and each partners commitment to ensuring that the friendship forged and the challenge faced will stand the challenges of time” Kaul added.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed in 2014 between UOG and the SI Government

In attendance to witness the signing were officials from MEHRD, the UOG visiting delegates, Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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