Ms.Monica Sikas (Acting HoD)


  • Lecturer
  • Department of Social and Religious Studies
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  • Tel: (+675) 424 1881
  • EXT: 881




Master of Social Work (MSW)
Masters in Educational Leadership (MEDL)
Bachelor in Religious Studies Welfare and Education (BA- RSWE)
Diploma in Religious Studies (Dip-RS)
Diploma in Education Primary (DEP I)


Currently, Ms Sikas works as a lecturer in the Department of Social and Religious Studies. She also has an experience of primary and secondary teaching with a school counselor.

Research Interests

Youth and social work: socio economic research on youths;
Women and children: gender equity; socio economic status of women and children;
Community development;
Policy briefings; social policies;
Education: early childhood and village tok ples skuls
General socio economic research


PG115 Academic Skills
RS 146 Foundations of Social Work
RS 234 Christian Ethics (Tutor)
RS244 Social and Ethical Issues (Tutor)
RS239 Social Work: Theory and Practice
RS245 Youth Social Work
RS 303 Community Development and Practice
PG309 Social Policies of Community Development

Professional Associations

2015 Papua New Guinea Australia Alumni Association (PNGAAA)
2002 Divine Word Alumni (DWIA)
1983 PNG Teachers Association (PNGTA)

Sikas, M. (2011). Women, kastom and modernity in. Papua New Guinea. A paper presented at symposium organized under the Patronage of Dame Carol Kidu and the University of Papua New Guinea at the National Parliament House in Port Moresby.

Sikas M. (2010). Traditional women leadership in patriarchal society: Mushu and Kairiru Islands.  PNG. Unpublished master thesis, Divine Word University, Madang.