Fr. Jan Czuba is new High Education Secretary
BY: Cedric Patjol
May 4, 2017
The Government has appointed Father Jan Czuba as the Secretary for the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology.
This was announced by Prime Minister Peter O’Neill in an interview on NBC Radio today.
O’Neill said the National Executive Council made the appointment recently.
The Prime Minister stated that Fr Jan has extensive experience in the education field, particularly his experience in developing the Divine Word University in Madang.
O’Neill said Fr Jan’s appointment will complement the PNC-led coalitions’ policies to improve the education sector in PNG.
“Now we want him to have a national stage to develop and drive, so we just appointed him the Secretary for Higher Education to drive that tertiary education for our children all throughout the country.
“And you will see a renewed passion coming in there and we are committed to stand behind him, making sure that we make the differences in all the universities, all the technical collages, all the institutions that we want our kids to get the best education possible,” said O’Neill.
Fr Jan has replaced Professor David Kavanamur, who has resigned to pursue other careers.