DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

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Launch Of Upgraded Website And Meeting Application

The Department of Education has a new-look website which was launched by the Secretary for Education, Dr. Uke Kombra, PhD, OBE in a small but significant ceremony on Wednesday, 29 November.



The Department has been using the old website which was developed by the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Division in 2005. The project to upgrade the website was coordinated by the Media and Communication Unit of the Department in close consultation with the ICT Division.

It took the Department nearly three years to complete this project due to capacity and manpower challenges however; it was a milestone achievement, according to Dr. Kombra.

“I thank the leadership and staff of ICT and media and communication for completing this task even though it took longer than expected.

We now have a website that is more modern but simple and user-friendly for our main clients who are the students and teachers in the National Education System, parents and guardians, and our many partners, stakeholders, and the general public at large to access and find information and data about important policies and programs and announcements, news and events about what is happening in the National Education System. “

The website also hosts several important Applications for teachers and public servants from the department to access. 

It also has a mobile phone version which users can easily access using their mobile phones.

Dr. Kombra challenged the staff in media and communication and ICT to continuously update the site with relevant and current information for users to access.

He also appealed to the senior management of the Department to contribute information for the website.

Also launched was the Meeting Logger Application to streamline the process of documenting meetings.

The application will be used to capture key information, action items, decisions, and discussions that occur during meetings. It also helps to track action items and responsibilities, ensuring that tasks are not forgotten or overlooked; it ensures transparency by allowing team members to access meeting information, even if they were unable to attend in person, and over time, it serves as a historical reference, helping track progress, identify patterns, and make informed decisions.

Dr. Kombra said this application will complement and strengthen the decision that the Department made to introduce paperless meetings in August 2016.

“Since then the Department has saved a lot of cost and time on photocopying after the introduction of this initiative,” Dr. Kombra said.

The senior management staffs in the Department were presented with a mobile phone device containing the application for use in meetings.

 

Authorized for Release by:

DR. UKE KOMBRA, PhD, OBE.

SECRETARY FOR EDUCATION