Dr Joseph L Kekeya (PhD)
The DWU’s vision, mission and strategic plan are platforms and/or frameworks, on which the faculty’s educational activities are constructed for human and societal development in PNG and the Pacific. The Faculty’s Operational Plan has been reviewed to meet the current changes in education, and is guided by the DWU’s key strategic objectives. The Faculty Operational Plan is also linked to the PNG National Government’s policies and strategic plans, particularly the Vision 2050, and Medium Term Development Strategy (MTDS), with the aim of developing and delivering internationally bench-marked Education Programs.
The Faculty’s Teacher Education Programs (Master of Educational Leadership, Post Graduate Diploma in Education, Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning, Bachelor of Education (Primary In-service), Diploma in Teaching, and Diploma in School Leadership and Management, have been reviewed by international partners including Australian Catholic University (ACU). Also, the new Standard-Based Single PNG Primary Teacher Education Curriculum has been reviewed by international partners in its development stages. These Teacher Education programs are of International Standard.
The Faculty’s Education Programs (EP) comprises of Full-time and Flexible Distance Teacher Education (FDTE) progarms, as well as Basic Education (Primary and Secondary) programs including Diploma, Bachelor, and Postgraduate studies, and Basic Primary and Secondary School Certificates, which are offered in amalgamated and affiliated campuses. The amalgamated (St Benedict-Wewak) and (Kabaleo- Rabaul), and affiliated (Holy Trinity Teachers College, Hagen, and Don Bosco Technical Institute), offer full-time undergraduate programs, while FDTE programs are facilitated in Madang, Wewak and Kabaleo campuses. DIWAI International School in Tabubil Campus – Western Province conducts basic education programs, in Primary and Secondary sectors. Don Bosco Technological Institute - Port Moresby offers Bachelor of Education in various technical fields as well as Diploma in technical trade courses. Other centres in PNG that the faculty conducts its FDTEP include: Bougainville, Kavieng and Kimbe in the West New Britain Province.
This year, the faculty has been offering a one year full-time Master of Educational Leadership (MedL) program, in Madang Campus, and implements the new Standard-Based Single PNG National Primary Teacher Education Curriculum (SBSPNGNPTEC), in St Benedict-Wewak and Kabaleo-Rabaul campuses. Thus, the faculty’s education programs will be informed by the current national, regional and international educational changes, and deliver internationally bench-marked education curricula, across campuses in PNG and the Pacific. The implementation of the education programs will be informed by research, teaching, learning, and community engagements activities, in partnership with local, national, regional and international learning communities.