Papua New Guinea needs Filipino teachers, lecturers

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Papua New Guinea’s Department of Education is urgently in need of teachers and lecturers and is considering Filipinos to fill in the jobs, Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said Friday.

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In a press statement, Baldoz said some 81 teachers will be hired, as part of the initial phase of manpower recruitment under the newly-signed bilateral agreement between the Philippines and the said Papua New Guinea.

The DOLE chief said the manpower requirements needed are lecturers on physics, biology and biological technician, building architecture, civil engineering, surveying, drafting, economic, management, and electrical engineering (power and electronics).

The vacancies needed for teachers/instructors on the other hand are for motor vehicle, diesel heavy equipment fitter, heavy equipment fitter, metal fabrication and welding, automotive electrical, tourism, housekeeping, mathematics, physics, chemistry, graphic and drawing, ICT, academic subjects (math/science), chemistry, biology, information technology, physical education and library electronic.

Baldoz said qualified teachers may earn from PNG Kina 52,759 to PNG Kina 47,489, or the equivalent of P844,144 to P758,224 per year.

She said the manpower recruitment is already ongoing, citing the urgent need of the said country for these positions.

She added that applicants who will meet the requirement will be shortlisted and interviewed by representatives of Papua New Guinea‘s Department of Education.

“Those who will qualify will be petitioned under the PNG government’s working visa status,” the labor secretary also noted.

Philippines and Papua New Guinea signed am accord recently, which spells out the framework for areas of cooperation between the two governments on how to facilitate labor market access and accord labor mobility. The agree

Based on POEA records, OFW deployment to Papua New Guinea has been on an increasing trend during the last four years, with 3,296 deployed in 2009; 4,134 in 2010; 9,084 in 2011; and 15,520 in 2012.

To date, PNG hosts about 23,230 OFWs. Majority or 92.5 percent of whom are migrant workers in production and manufacturing, professional services, administrative and managerial workers, clerical workers, sales workers, and service workers. PNA

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