These past weeks have been traumatic for Papua New Guinea's schools and universities because of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. Although millions of people around the world have contracted the virus, fortunately, Papua New Guinea, has only recorded eight positive cases, with no deaths.

As you return to classes, be reminded that no vaccine has yet been developed to contain the virus. Therefore, you need to maintain the practice of social distancing, wash your hands, cough into your elbow, and importantly, maintain healthy hygiene habits.

Teaching and Learning

As the university embarks on completing the 2020 Academic Year, changes will be made to the remaining weeks to complete Semesters 1 and 2.  Students will be introduced to changes in the way that lessons should be delivered. To allow face-to-face delivery, classes will be broken down into smaller class groups to maintain the element of “social distancing”. Other modes of delivery through e-learning, online presentations, handouts, and/or combinations of those modes will be used. Your Course Coordinators will advise you of those chances. Assessment criteria will also change, as per you Course Coordinators' discretion. These changes have been made to meet the challenges of completing the 2020 Academic Year, while, at the same time, staying within the "new normal" to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Public Policy Management Program 

Given the loss of teaching and learning time because of the COVID-19 lockdown, the Strand will now work with the School and the University to complete the Semester 1 Program. This means that there will be some changes made to ensure that the program will be delivered. The mode of delivery will incorporate combinations of face-to-face, online delivery, handouts, and/or other modes. Students are required to work with the Course Coordinators, while at the same time, diligently maintaining the COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. 

Course No.CourseDelivery ModeLecturerEmail
 3.13401 Elements of Public Administration Face-to-face & handouts Mr. J. Assa This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
3.23401 Public Policy Development Face-to-face & handouts Dr. P. Mitna This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 3.33401 Management Theory Face-to-face & handouts Mr. R. Kaule This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 3.33402 Government Budget and Fiscal Management Online & Face-to-face Mr. A. Ayius This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 3.43401 Project Management Face-to-face & handouts  Mr. J. Assa This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 3.43405 Public Sector Conflict Management  Face-to-face & handouts  Mr. E. Gorea This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 3.43408 Ethics in Public Sector Organizations Online & Face-to-face Mr. A. Ayius This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 3.43403  Comparative Public Sector Management Online streaming Dr. N. Bizhan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Course Arrangements 

As shown in the above matrix, each Course Coordinator will deliver the number of lectures listed in the lectures distribution. For example, for Elements of Public Administration, Mr Assa's class will reduce to 50 students per lecture. In a week, he would have conducted five lectures. This arrangement is in line with the social distancing COVID-19 guidelines. Dr. Mitna’s class of 86 students will be conducted in a lecture theatre that can accommodate 150 students. Therefore, it is safe to present one lecture. Please consult with your course coordinators for further information.

Contact details of staff members of the Public Policy Management Division are:

 Name  Email  Mobile/Phone  
 Dr. Lawrence Sause  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  326 7309  Senior Lecturer
 Dr. Nematullah Bezhan  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  71908967  Lecturer
 Dr. Michelle Rooney  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    Lecturer
 Mr. Ralph Kaule  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  79018455  Lecturer
 Mr. Albert Ayius  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  70636161  Lecturer
 Mr. Moses Sakai  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  72980423 Tutor
 Mr. Joseph Pundu  jThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  73647314 Tutor
 Mr. Emmanuel Gorea  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  3267673  Lecturer

Mr. Emmanuel Gorea
Head, Public Policy Management Division

 

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