About the Open College
Welcome to UPNG- the oldest and coveted seat of higher learning in PNG, known over the years for providing quality education and service. At UPNG, Open College offers an option to learners to pursue higher education through open flexible learning mode. It is a unique mode democratizing higher education and enhancing access to many aspiring learners.
Higher Education is no longer the privilege of a few. It should be accessible to all irrespective of their location, gender, social and economic status. Open Distance Learning aims at meeting higher education needs of such people. It frees learners from these constraints and enables learning independent of time, place and pace. Learning has come to be life-long as well as practice based to harness emerging employment opportunities in a global perspective. Competent learners with multiple skillset will be successful. UPNGOC welcomes such a challenge to effect transformation of the learners to meet their requirements.
Open College, UPNG is scaling up appropriate arrangements to meet your needs. With committed staff backed by supportive management and motivated learners Open College is set to emerge as a leading player in open distance learning. You are welcome to choose this mode of learning to pursue your dream. We are committed to make your learning experience pleasant, rewarding and holistic for your bright future.
The Open College has 6 Open Campuses strategically located in major regions of the country and in the Solomon Islands viz., National Capital District, Mount Hagen, Madang, Kokopo, Buka and Honiara.
University Centres: OC has 19 centres across PNG viz.,Morobe, WNBP, ESP, Brugam, Manus, Simbu, Enga, SHP, Hela, Namatanai, Kavieng , Western, Pomio, Gulf, Kanauki, and Kainantu, Oro, Milne Bay and Balimo.
Professor D. Harinarayana