Showing posts with label Gr 12 selection. Show all posts
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2021 Acceptance List Delay: DHERST, Govt, HEIs and Stakeholders Anxious

The Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology said they'll release the Acceptance List 2021 for Tertiary Institutions in the country on the 8th of January 2021. Many anxious students and parents are wondering why the acceptance list 2021 was not released as promised. We know that DHERST is doing its very best to get the acceptance list out. And, they will probably tell the stakeholders why they did not release the list on the second Friday of January 2021.

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A discussion - Acceptance list for PNG Institutions

In this article about the Acceptance List 2021, we attempt to discuss the nature of the Grade 12 selections, the 2021 Acceptance List and challenges of releasing the acceptance list on time. And, address many of the 'why' questions (see the comment thread in this article) relating to the release of selection list and acceptance list 2021.

The opinions are based on our personal experience since the inception of DHERST's online selection systems. We hope that it gives you an understanding of the whole process. 

For the status updates of PNG universities acceptance list, click here.

Grade 12 selections to the tertiary institutions

The selection of Grade 12 students takes place before the Acceptance List 2021 comes out. DHERST used the National Online Application System (NOAS) to capture students school leavers choices. And uses the National Online Selection System (NOSS) to, electronically, select students according to their choice on the online school leavers' form, the NOAS.

Before 2018, the Grade 12 students have only 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices they pre-fill on a manual school leavers form. The manual SLF is sent to Port Moresby where tertiary institutions in the country scour over the paper forms and select students - this is long gone. 

The online selection and 2021 acceptance list compilation will be the 3th year DHERST runs the online selection. 

The online selection system and acceptance is the best technological intervention implemented by the higher education department, DHERST. 

However, there seemed to be a certain weakness in the selection process as seen last year and this year with the delay of the 2021 acceptance list. We do not know exactly what caused the delay but we can only infer that it may be due to the Public Holiday. 

2021 Acceptance List Release 

As for this year, the 2021 acceptance list will be published before the TESAS Award list. The Post Courier reports on a statement by higher education department secretary mentioned that the 2021 acceptance list will be published in two parts
  • 2021 Acceptance List of School Leavers: formal list of all the students who will be enrolled for the first time at tertiary institutions in the country. 
  • TESAS Award List 2021: The final list of the students in 2021 acceptance list including their 'indicated' TESAS Award status.
DHERST indicated to have released the acceptance list on the second Friday of January 2021. This has not happened. 

We believe DHERST is working to get the 2021 acceptance list out to the public. Meanwhile, students, parents and citizens have to wait for the higher education department to make another announcement. 

The Post Courier reported that the TESAS Award list will be released in late January or February 2021. The reason being that 'DHERST will wait for all the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the country to confirm their selections listing before the final TESAS Award List comes out'.

Waiting for the HEIs in the country to send the confirmed list to DHERST can take ages. But, the Post Courier hinted that the final list could come out by late January or early February before the academic year starts.

Why Acceptance List 2021 Not Released, When Then?

Many students, parents and stakeholders were asking the same question, why was the list acceptance list 2021 not released on time. As mentioned, the process of selection, quality checks, confirming availability of spaces with HEIs, etc is challenging. DHERST must get it right so that they do not mess up the final acceptance list.

The final acceptance list for students to enrol at the universities (including the PNG Govt's scholarships details) should/will come out a few weeks before the academic year starts. 

If you are someone with a special circumstance (non-school leaver, school leaver, self-sponsored, etc ) and needed more time to prepare; make sure you mitigate the risks in good time before the academic year starts.

DHERST Selection Key Points

In a press release two years ago, the department of higher education said the students whose names appeared on the Grade 12 selection list must take note the three points
(1) Your personal details contained within your application has been forwarded to the Higher Education Institution which has selected you.
(2) You should expect to receive an admissions offer letter directly from your Higher Education Institution (HEI). The HEI will communicate directly with you to inform you on specific details. 
(3) If your Study Program receives scholarship awards from the National Government, you may be eligible for financial support through the Tertiary Education Student Assistance Scheme (TESAS). Your TESAS status is also indicated in this National Selection List. Please log in to the NOAS (apply.dherst.gov.pg) and check MyStatus section any time before the 22nd December 2018 for further details on how to access your scholarship. [DHERST , Press Release 2018]

 

Concerns if DHERST race past February

In the meantime, there is no need to worry, even February is approaching fast. Citizens and stakeholders must be patient. DHERST, since 2018, has done a fantastic job with the:
  • Online School Leavers Application (NOAS),
  • Online Selection System (NOSS),
  • Compiling and quality-checking the selection listings
  • Liaising with HEIs in the country, 
  • Publishing the acceptance listing for ALL the HEIs 

Of course, there should be concerns raised IF DHERST has gone past mid-February. But for now, the department needs all the support they can get from the PNG govt, institutions in the country, parents, citizens and stakeholders.

We ask that you join us on FacebookTwitter or YouTube for up-to-date education info on tertiary institution selections in the country, as they happen. In addition to PNG Insight Blog, we also run the PNG Insight website and PNG Mathematics Exam Resource website

National Polytechnic Institute Application Info

The National Polytechnic Institute of Papua New Guinea has released the Non-School Leavers 2020 Acceptance List for the following programs.

(UPDATE: For 2021 National Polytechnic Institute of PNG (Lae Polytech) Acceptance list, read our latest article here )

Academic Programs

  • Diploma in Applied Science
  • Diploma in Architectural Drafting
  • Diploma in Building.
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • Diploma In Business Studies-Accounting
  • Diploma In Business Studies-Computing
  • Diploma In Business Studies-Management
  • Diploma In Business Studies-Office Administration
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • Technical Training Certificate in Science Technology
  • Technical Training Certificate in Drafting
  • Technical Training Certificate in Tourism & Hospitality
  • Certificate in Meat Processing
  • National Certificate in Maintenance Fitting & Machining Level 1
  • National Certificate in Metal Fabrication & Welding Level 1

Applicants for 2020 Academic Year

Non-School Leavers Application

Selections for non-school leavers are done at the institution and the names of the successful applicants listed (downloadable file link as above) for the respective courses. If your name is not on the selection list, regrettably considered your application as unsuccessful. 

The Offer Letter for successful applicants will be forwarded to your forwarding address given in the application form. 

You can also collect the offer letter from the Institute Administration, through a valid ID presentation. If forwarding addresses are changed, call the Institute  Care-takers to give your new forwarding email addresses.

School Leavers Application (SL)

Selection for School Leavers applications is facilitated by the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science & Technology (DHERST) through its Student Support & Scholarship Branch.

It is important to note that DHERST through its Student Support & Scholarship will inform all TESAS awardees through separate offer letters. 

Any selected school leavers who do not receive a TESAS offer letter from DHERST should not consider him/herself to be a self-sponsored student and is subject to all self-sponsor conditions for selected applicants. For queries regarding SL applications, please contact DHERST.

School Leavers offer letters have been forwarded to your respective email accounts provided on NOSS. If you have not received your offer letter, call or email us on polytec.acad.clerk@gmail.com  or monicaterry493@gmail.com

Enrollment Information

Enrollment for all successful applicants and continuing students begins on Monday 3rd January 2020 and ends Friday 14th February 2020. 

Space for the study is no longer guaranteed for successful applicant failing to enrol by Friday 14th February 2020.  All forms of enrolment cease at the close of business hours on Friday 14th February 2020.

Present Original copies of Acceptance Letter, Certificates and Transcripts and a full school fee bank payment deposit slip or receipt must be presented for enrolment.

Course Fee Information.

Full Fee must be paid before enrolling, otherwise, enrolment will be denied.

Full Year Self & Corporate Sponsor fee is K7,300.00 (Boarding & Lodging Component of K2,800.00 is inclusive) for boarding students and K4,5000 and for Day students. HECAS Student Fee (Parent Component) is K4,500.00.

For more information and notes with course fees, please refer to the “Fee Schedule for 2020” attached with the Offer Letter

Method of Payment

All payments must be made through the bank. The Institute account detail is:

A/C Name: The National Polytechnic Institute of Papua New Guinea, 

Account No#: 271-385601, Westpac, Lae.

Note: All cheques must be payments must be cleared before the student is allowed to enrol. Students can be denied enrolment while waiting for the cheque to be cleared, therefore it is strongly recommended that all payments must be in cash or bank cheque before the enrolment dates.

Boarding Facilities

Accommodation on campus is limited and will be only provided for HECAS students on “first come first basis” . Some HECAS students will not be given boarding privileged because of limited spaces. Boarding students are required to provide their own beddings (.i.e mattresses, pillows and linen) and eating utensils (example cup, fork, and knife).

All other sponsored students will have to find their own accommodation off-campus. The Okari Campus is a church-owned accommodation facility that has been providing off-campus alternative accommodation for NPIPNG students since 2016 and continues to provide alternative accommodation for NPIPNG students. 

The campus is a 15-20 minute walk from NPIPNG. The Assemblies of God Church owns and manage the facilities as well as provide pastoral care and counselling services to the students. 

Those willing to be considered for Okari Campus boarding space can contact Mrs.Norma Kendi on 72455254 or Mr Paul Kilembe on 76218142 or email pkilembe@gmail.com

Substitute Applicants

Substitute applicants will not be considered during the enrolment time in 2020.

For any queries contact the Caretakers or the Deputy Director-Academic or Deputy Director Students services on Phone # 472 2552 /7530/1505 or Fax: 472 1025. Visit our (NPIPNG) website www.polytec.ac.pg or the Department of Education Website. www.education.gov.pg

3204 Students Selected to 6 Main PNG Universities - No Significant Increase in Spaces

The Grade 12 Online Selection 2018 (for tertiary institutions) in the country can be described as the best change the DHERST (Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology) has implemented. The result of the selection process had shown that the method was time-and-money saving, fast and efficient. 

We also provide some background information of the 6 PNG universities here. Find out about the admissions and selections  for UPNG, UOG, UNRE, Unitech, DWU and PAU:



Tables below contained raw data compiled from the 2018 selection document (PDF) published on DHERST website. The raw data simply aims to show readers and stakeholders the number of spaces (and the spaces available per program of study) at the 6 universities.

Perhaps it is important to know that no significant increase in the number of spaces had been observed across the 6 main universities.

For example, previous records indicated 594 students in 2016, 495 students in 2017 and 599 students selected in 2018 to UNITECH Lae three Campus; and 286 students in 2016, 297 students in 2017 and 280 students in 2018 selected to Divine Word University four campus. In fact, spaces at universities remain relatively the same. 

*Note that this is the online selection done by DHERST - not by the universities. Each selected student will be issued the offer letter and formally invited to the 2018 academic year at the selected university. 

**Also note that figure 3204 does NOT include other tertiary institutions in the country. It is indicative of the 6 universities mentioned here.

  1.    University of Papua New Guinea

Program Name
Total/program
1
BA-Anthropology & Sociology UPNG 1/100
26
2
Bachelor of Law UPNG 1/9
71
3
BA-Creative Arts UPNG 1/101
35
4
BA-English Communication & Literature UPNG 1/102
26
5
BA-History, Gender & Philosophy UPNG 1/103
26
6
BA-Information & Communication Science UPNG 1/104
26
7
BA-Journalism & Media Studies UPNG 1/105
25
8
BA-Linguistic & Modern Language UPNG 1/106
29
9
BA-Political Science UPNG 1/107
35
10
BA-Psychology UPNG 1/108
27
11
BA-Population Studies UPNG 1/109
26
12
BA-Social Works UPNG 1/110
30
13
Dip. in Language and Communication UPNG 1/111
20
14
Foundation of Business Management & Accounting  UPNG 1/112
300
15
Science Foundation UPNG 1/10
300
Total selected for 2018 academic year
1002


  2.    PNG University of Technology

Program Name
Total/program
1
Bach of Eng. in Civil Engineering UOT 6/34
31
2
Bach of Eng. in Electrical & Comm. Engineering UOT 6/35
40
3
Bach of Eng. in Mechanical Engineering UOT 6/2
40
4
Bach of Eng. in Mineral Processing Engineering UOT 6/40
18
5
Bach of Eng. in Mining Engineering UOT 6/52
18
6
Bach of Science (Agriculture) UOT 6/18
31
7
Bach of Science (Applied Physics with E&I) UOT 6/61
25
8
Bach of Science (Forestry) UOT 6/21
26
9
Bachelor of Commerce UOT 6/29
125
10
Bachelor of Geographic Information Science UOT 6/16
22
11
Bachelor of Property Studies UOT 6/4
26
12
Bachelor of Science in Applied Chemistry UOT 6/22
16
13
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science UOT 6/54
22
14
Bachelor of Science in Food Technology UOT 6/23
16
15
Bachelor of Surveying UOT 6/15
18
16
Bachelor of Technology in Comm. for Development UOT 6/62
20
17
Foundation Year in Architecture & Building UOT 6/10
35
18
Bulolo Campus - Diploma in Forestry UOT 4/24
30
19
Bumbu Campus - Certificate in Solid Wood Processing UOT 5/25
40
Total selected for 2018 academic year
599

NEW INTAKES SELECTION LIST AVAILABLE - Press Statement DHERST

The Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST) is delighted to provide the complete list of the Grade 12 school leavers who have been selected through the Online Selection System to registered tertiary institutions for the 2018 academic year is listed below. This is the complete list and it is available on the DHERST website.

Check out the latest post on DHERST Selections and Grade 12 results here.

With the inaugural use of the Online Selection System, a total of 12,234 students have been allocated to a study program (47% of the 25,848 who applied).  

All students with a GPA of 2.3 and above that met respective GPA and subject related entry requirements were allocated space within a Higher Education Institution (HEI). First and Second Preferences indicated by the Grade 12 School Leavers were used to allocate a place at a HEI while GPA and subject related entry requirements were used for ranking of the selection list. 

All other Grade 12 School Leavers that selected the option to be considered for alternate offers were allocated space in the program to which they exclusively met the entry requirement and also to which additional space was available.

New intakes from this list will receive admissions offer letter or notice from Universities and their respective tertiary institution. 
We also would like to advise the public that one institution initially provided the DHERST with incorrect student quota. The institution overestimated its own capacity hence it will enroll less students.   

Note that this list is not a Tertiary Education Scholarship Assistance Scheme (TESAS) awards list. The DHERST will inform all TESAS awardees through separate offer letters. Any selected student who does not receive a TESAS offer letter from DHERST should consider himself/herself to be a self-sponsored student.

Any offers given outside of theOnline Selection Systemwill not be considered for national scholarship (TESAS).

Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact Ms Lenita Mike on the phone 301 2078, email Lenita.Mike@dherst.gov.pg or Shirley Isaiah on 301 2087, email Shirley.Isaiah@dherst.gov.pg.

This selection would not be possible without the commitment of our Universities and other Higher Education Institution as well as the staff at the DHERST and our partner PCG Academia a company that successfully serves higher education sectors in the USA, Canada, Europe and now PNG. I sincerely thank you all for your collaboration and assistance offered.

I would very much appreciate if Universities and other Higher Education Institutions could provide their input by end of March 2018 on how we could further improve on the selection processes and the most important what additional criteria your Institution would like to add to this software. Thus, next year we will provide you with better services. Please forward your input to the Deputy Secretary Operation Mr Steven Matainaho on this email: Steven.Matainaho@dherst.gov.pg or  steven.matainaho@icloud.com

I take this opportunity to wish you all a Blessed Christmas and a fulfilling New Year. May the light of Christmas give you love, peace and happiness. 

God Bless Papua New Guinea!

Pila NININGI 
Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology