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OC Director's Message

executive director's message
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.
Dr. Janet Rangou
Acting Executive Director

About Open College

About Open College
Open College was established in 2002 to offer matriculation studies. The scope was widened from 2002 to offer diverse programs to increase access and meet the unmet demand for higher education in PNG.
Open College is the leading provider of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) in the country. It has a network of study centers located across the country to lend student support and engagement.
Currently the Open College has Centers located throughout the country. Open College is PNGs national distance learning provider.
Here at Open College, our focus is on student success. Each year over 10, 000 students enroll to use the flexibility of our distance learning programs to gain skills they need to progress in their jobs, careers and life.