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Launching, Commissioning and Groundbreaking Ceremony of Major Impact Projects

The University of Goroka (UOG) witnessed a momentous occasion on Friday 21st June with the launching and commissioning of several impact project.

The major event started at the Mark Solon Auditorium at around 10:00am with the launching of four significant University documents: the UOG Academic Audit Reports, the Academic Restructure Plan 2024-2027, the Annual Work Plan 2024, and the Strategic Implementation Action Plan 2024.

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The UOG Academic Audit Report and Academic Restructure Plan 2024-2027 will promote an improved quality teacher education, programs and training at the University. English will be one of those compulsory course. “Our speaking and presentation, as teachers, we need to write and speak better English” said The Vice Chancellor, Dr. Teng Waninga. He also added that “In the audit, we have looked at what is important, what is marketable, demanded and what the country needs from the institution”.

The restructure is a result of an academic audit by the collective work of the executive deans, heads of departments, lecturers and tutor. These documents came about as a result of the hard work and collaboration of the institution’s staff.

Furthermore, the Annual Work Plan 2024 and Strategic Implementation Action Plan 2024 emphasises the University’s commitment to deliver and achieve its core function through selected Pillars identified in the UOG Corporate Plan 2023-2027 and the UOG Strategic Plan 2023-2027. All schools, institutes and divisions have made plans and the unifying goal is to demonstrate the efficacy of achieving the University’s vision effectively and efficiently.

The Vice Chancellor, Dr. Teng Waninga also made a remark on the ongoing Organizational Restructure as the University is embarking on increasing the number of staff members. The University is also sending its staff to do PhDs in other Countries.

The new Security Guard House at the main gate was commissioned and the key was handed over to the University Security Division.

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The event also witnessed the launching of the James Aiwa Special Education Centre, which supports the University’s commitment to proving quality education for all including students with special needs. Certain strategic approaches and tools are used to accommodate the needs of these students.

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The University also made a ground breaking ceremony of a K10 Million 3 stories student dormitory to accommodate the students who have been displaced by the 7.6 magnitude earthquake that damaged the 7 stories dormitory buildings. This would also include a student ablution block for residence and non-residence. The emergency funds was made available by DHERST. Dr. Teng Waninga acknowledge the government and the former DHERST minister Hon. Don Pomb Polye who pushed for the emergency funds. The construction will commence as soon as possible.

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With the series of launchings, the University also commissioned two staff duplex houses.

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The event continued with the inspection of the Central Admin Building. When finished, it would be 5 floors high and house a student forum, which will also be used for graduation. Work is progressing well and is expected to be completed by May 2025. The Vice Chancellor expressed gratitude to the China Railway Engineering Group of Companies for their dedication and effort towards the completion of this task.

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