Balob Teachers College offers diploma in primary teaching and enrols 600-700 students every year, about half of them female students. If you want to apply for college or get information about courses and selections, this article will help you.
Find out how to apply as a non-school leaver or school leaver – use the tips below to contact the college.
How to apply?
There are two ways to apply to Balob Teachers’ College – as a school leaver and a non-school leaver.
Apply as a non-school leaver
Balob Teachers College does not have a website or social media account where you can get information on courses, applications and selections. The college relay on the media to disseminate information to new students.
The best way, at present to get a Balob Teachers College application form for 2023 is to get it from the college.
But, what can you do if you are not in Lae or anywhere nearby? The college often asks for proof of ID before issuing new application forms. This can be hard – here are some suggestions to help you – see below for non-school leavers’ application timeframe.
Here are 5 ways to get an application form, even if you’re not in LAE.
- 1) Call a family member/friend you know personally to get it for you.
- 2) Call the college and ask for the latest application form and fees.
- 3) Travel there yourself to get it – this can be an expensive exercise.
- 4) Ask a Facebook/social media friend you know to send it to you.
- 5) Ask a current student to help you out.
The five ways above are practical ways to get the BalobTeachers College non-school leaver’s application form 2023.
Apply as a school leaver (Grade 12)
Balob Teachers College option for Grade 12 students who want to become teachers.
All you have to do is to put it down as one of your options when you complete the National Online Application Form on the DHERST website.
The best tip here is to make it your first or second choice so that you have a higher chance of getting in. You can do that at school with the help of your deputy principal.
If you do not make that choice yet, do not worry. You can make adjustments to your final choice during the Grace Period DHERST gives you.
GPA for teachers colleges in PNG
Each college in PNG selects the best students. That means that they choose students with high GPAs.
Read about GPA for PNG teachers’ colleges.
DHERST (Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology) sets a GPA threshold of 2. Some institutions have raised it to 2.25.
Generally, you must have a GPA higher than 2 to get selected. Inversely, you must maintain a GPA higher than 2 to remain a student at Balob Teachers’ College to get relegated.
For registration purposes, PNG Education Department requires that teachers’ college graduates should have a GPA of 2.4. (see the report here)
Taking all GPAs into consideration, you should maintain a bare minimum of 2.4 to remain competitive in during selections.