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Thursday, 31 October 2013

Papua New Guinea Blogs: The Top Secret Sevua Report

(The last sentence of the piece seems to suggest the report will not be released. Follow the link to the original, and you will find my comment. AS)

Papua New Guinea Blogs: The Top Secret Sevua Report

In late January 2013 Prime Minister O’Neill announced there would be an inquiry to investigate the growing problems at Papua New Guinea’s University of Technology (UNITECH). The report produced by respected Judge Sevua was to be the road forward and the final word on a saga that had been slowly growing and exposing to the world the widely acknowledged massive corruption that had taken over the leadership of this once fine university.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Passing the buck

(The silence in Waigani on this issue is prolonged and deafening. If there is no evidence for all the silly allegations made in my regard, why am I not given a visa? AS)

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

The famous Southern Bloc at the World Academic Summit (Singapore, 2 October 2013) with  Pro-Vice-Chancellor International Prof. Tinyiko Maluleke and the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Ihron Rensburg of the University of the Johannesburg (South Africa).

Monday, 14 October 2013

Saulep and Stagg stonewalled Unitech Investigation —

(Thank you PNG Blogs for bringing this up. It is not up to me to answer any of the questions in the article. When are we going to get answers? AS)

Oct. 14, 2013

Former Chancellor Phillip Stagg
Does anyone know the latest on the strange story of Unitech VC Shram? As a former Unitech, this case is of special interest to me. What I have found out from some people at office of higher education is as follows: the report by Judge Sevua commissioned by the PM was completed long ago and it finds VC Shram innocent of all charges brought on by certain members of the old Council (mostly Ralph Saulep and Philip Stagg) who presided over Unitech’s many years of decline and seemed to be trying to cover up their sins by trying to get rid of Shram.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Tackling corruption in African higher education

Tackling corruption in African higher education —


Sub-Saharan Africa is consistently ranked by Transparency International as the most corrupt region in the world – with corruption leading to abuse of political power and failure in the delivery of basic services such as health care, sanitation and public education.

Its Global Corruption Report: Education, released on 1 October, argues that corruption has not just raised the cost of higher education but has also hindered socio-economic progress in many African countries by diminishing the quality of university education.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

7 things universities from low-income countries can learn from world's leading research intensive universities

World class universities obtain a substantial percentage of their academic talent from abroad. In the USA, for example, the percentage of foreign born PhD students is around 40%. A large part of this talent pool has obtained its first degree at a university in the Global South, or at an unranked university. We are working in the same system, which is why it is important we strengthen the ties between these two very different type of universities.

Papua New Guinea University of Technology: Kofi Haus

Universities in the Global South, however, must first do their homework before they can productively engage with their world class cousins.