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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (AUDIT SERVICES) FOR INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) - UPNG

The Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST) through the Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology is calling for expression of interest (EOI) to carry out audit of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) functions of the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG).

The objective of the audit is to ensure that all information is in compliance with government regulations and legislation. Therefore, the department now invites eligible consultants (firms) to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Only consultants from within Papua New Guinea are eligible to submit their expression of interest. Eligibility criteria, establishment of the shortlist and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the Public Service Management Act, Public Finance Management Act, and other relevant regulations.

 Interested auditors may obtain further information at the address below during office hours 08:00-16:06 Hrs (local time).

Expression of interest must be delivered to the address below by 17th of September, 2022, 12:00 hrs (local time) and mention “Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Audit - UPNG”.

Attn: Dr. Francis Hualupmomi, PhD - Acting Secretary
Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology
P.O Box 5117
BOROKO,
National Capital District, Papua New Guinea
Ph.: 301 2060 / 301 2052

Authorised for Release by:
Dr. Francis Hualupmomi, PhD
Acting Secretary

One-Day Information Session on Quality Assurance for Private Providers

This Notice serves to inform ALL Private Training Providers or TVET institutions that the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST) will be having a One Day Information Session Workshop on DHERST Quality Assurance.

The Department is requesting your attendance for the workshop scheduled for Friday July 08, 2022 from 08:00 am to 04:00 pm at the Holiday Inn, Port Moresby.

For confirmation of your attendance or a nominated proxy, please contact Ms. Florence Vaisime and Mr Russell Pasikila on email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 3017017/ 3017054/ 3017059/ 72979729.

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DHERST partners with Milne Bay Provincial Government and East New Britain Provincial Government

On 3rd June 2022, the Department of Higher Education Research Science and Technology (DHERST) signed two (2) Memorandums of Partnerships (MoP) with the Milne Bay Provincial Government (MBPG) and East New Britain Provincial Government (ENBPG).

(L-R) Mr. Roma Tuidam (Milne Bay Provincial Education Advisor), Mr. Ashan Numa (Milne Bay Provincial Administrator), Dr. Francis Hualupmomi (DHERST Acting Secretary), and Mr. Levi Mano (Deputy Provincial Administrator) with the signed MoPs.
(L-R) Mr. Roma Tuidam (Milne Bay Provincial Education Advisor), Mr. Ashan Numa (Milne Bay Provincial Administrator), Dr. Francis Hualupmomi (DHERST Acting Secretary), and Mr. Levi Mano (Deputy Provincial Administrator) with the signed MoPs.

Representing DHERST were Dr. Francis Hualupmomi (Acting Secretary) and Mr. Lonnie Baki (Deputy Secretary - Institutional Development and Partnership Wing). MBPG was represented by Mr. Ashan Numa (Provincial Administrator) and Mr. Roma Tuidam (Provincial Education Advisor) whilst ENBPG was represented by Mr. Levi Mano (Deputy Provincial Administrator) and Mr. Alkan Mararang (Acting Provincial Education Advisor).

(L-R) Mr. Ashan Numa (Milne Bay Provincial Administrator), Dr. Francis Hualupmomi (DHERST Acting Secretary), and Mr. Levi Mano (Deputy Provincial Administrator) cutting the cake to seal the signing of MoPs.
(L-R) Mr. Ashan Numa (Milne Bay Provincial Administrator), Dr. Francis Hualupmomi (DHERST Acting Secretary), and Mr. Levi Mano (Deputy Provincial Administrator) cutting the cake to seal the signing of MoPs.

The collaborations are part of the reform agenda in the higher education sector that are now being implemented. DHERST will continue to collaborate with other Provincial Governments to form similar partnership arrangements.

(L-R) Mr. Ashan Numa (Milne Bay Provincial Administrator), Dr. Francis Hualupmomi (DHERST Acting Secretary), and Mr. Lonnie Baki (Deputy Secretary – Institutional Development and Partnership Wing).
(L-R) Mr. Ashan Numa (Milne Bay Provincial Administrator), Dr. Francis Hualupmomi (DHERST Acting Secretary), and Mr. Lonnie Baki (Deputy Secretary – Institutional Development and Partnership Wing).

Through the partnership, DHERST and the two Provincial Governments agree to cooperate closely and consult on matters of mutual interest to achieve their common objectives and key areas of cooperation include:

  • Higher Education Sector Development Funding in support of Infrastructure Programs;
  • Provide opportunities for students through scholarship programs;
  • Improve Digital Education Services at the Higher Learning Institutions;
  • Establish pathways for employment opportunities with business communities;
  • Assist in establishing new higher education development initiatives in the provinces; and
  • Cooperate in emergencies under relevant applicable laws in the Papua New Guinea jurisdiction.

The term of the MoPs will remain effective for five years.

One of the challenges that the partnership aims to address is to promote effective coordination of the higher education sector development within the provinces. The Higher Education function is a national function and the services are delivered in the provinces. It, therefore, requires effective coordination with the Provincial Governments as they (Provincial Governments) also prioritise the development of Higher Education Institutions as part of the provinces' development agenda. DHERST will strategically collaborate with provincial governments to complement each other's efforts in the higher education sector to improve Access,Quality, and Relevance.