This Web Portal
This web portal is an initiative of PNGSME Web Services (PNGSMEWS) operating as a Flexible Open and Distance Education (FODE) Study Center. It was designed and developed, and is hosted and maintained, by PNGSMEWS.
This undertaking is facilitated by PNGSMEWS FODE Study Center to fulfill its vision to to provide 'Online Secondary Education to All'
This online mode follows the new aligned Flexible Open Distance Education (FODE) Curriculum which is now similar to what students take in conventional secondary schools. The new FODE curriculum is a project co-funded by the Government of Papua New Guinea and the World Bank.
Our FODE Online Mode of Study
We, PNGSME Web Services (PNGSMEWS), are registered with IPA (6-202070) and have a Tax Identification Number (500614727) from IRC. We are 100% nationally owned and operated. Primarily, we offer web services (made possible by our affiliation with a hi-tech global partner). We also provide training in various world-class courses through our NTC-certified trainers. Moreover, we are a private (PNGSMEWS) FODE Study Center.
Flexible, Open and Distance Education (FODE) is a division under the National Education Department. FODE has Provincial FODE Centres which are extensions/branches of the official FODE. In addition to the FODE Provincial Centers, there are FODE Study Centers which are private. PNGSMEWS FODE Study Center is one such private FODE Study Center.
In a project co-funded by the World Bank and the PNG Government, FODE, in conjunction with teachers from selected secondary schools came up with a new aligned curriculum which is similar to that of conventional secondary schools. It was launched in April 2017. FODE students are also covered by the Free Education Policy (TFF).
Strategically, FODE adopted a new motto: “Your School Anytime, Anywhere”. Studies are now electronic. Everything is now online on the official FODE website which is under the National Department of Education main website. FODE also has a policy that stipulates no restrictions on age, marital status, physical disability etc.
Adopting the above FODE approach, PNGSMEWS FODE Study Center also focuses on the online mode of study enabling us to help anyone, anytime, anywhere. Students study in the safety and comfort of their own homes. Our online services make studying more convenient, affordable and cost-saving, flexible, safe & secure, modern, and more…. The online mode of study is a tried and tested concept that has many benefits and is widely embraced by top High Schools and Universities world-wide like Harvard and Cambridge.
On the necessity of FODE, here is an excerpt of an article published by the Post Courier on October 26, 2017:
About 115,000 grade 8 students in 3007 primary schools throughout the country will sit for their final examinations from Monday, October 30, to Thursday, November 2.
Education Secretary, Dr Uke Kombra, said this examination was important for the students because it will determine whether they continue into grade nine or not.
He said that the cut-off mark to be eligible to be selected into grade nine has been raised by the Provincial Education Board due to limitations of space in secondary schools, including the National Capital District.
“However, I urge the provinces to provide alternative pathways such as Flexible, Open and Distance Education (FODE) and Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to all our children so that they reach grade 12 or have employable vocational and technical skills,” he said….
Unfortunately, many in our province are not aware of the FODE alternative pathway, especially the online mode of study.
Thus, as a stakeholder, PNGSMEWS FODE Study Center aims to reach out to everyone in the province who missed out (or will miss out) on places in conventional secondary schools. Our online mode of study will accommodate tens of thousands and provide quality secondary education, thus helping to achieve the noble Visions of the National Education Department, let alone the Provincial Education Division.
Our goal is to ultimately improve the education standard by maximizing web technology to cut costs and alleviate issues like lack of equipment/tools, deteriorating facilities, inaccessibility and others. We’re like an Online Secondary School.
On that note, we hereby humbly request you to partner with us in this venture and help achieve the Visions, Missions and Goals of the National Education Plan, not to mention the Provincial Education Plan (PEP).
- Students who choose to complete their Grades 9 to 12 through FODE with the intention to gain entry into the formal system at the points of exit.
- Those who want to complete Grades 9 to 12 regardless of their age, employed or unemployed, married or single, including those with physical disabilities.
- Students who want to complete upgrading programs to progress into tertiary institutions.
- Students who are undertaking technical or vocation training courses.
- Students whose employees demand Grade 12 equivalency education and certification.
Do It All Online:
- Take a pre-enrollment test or an exam online,
- Enroll and undertake Courses 24/7 online,
- Get Videos and Live Streaming Tutorials online,
- Collect Assignments online,
- Hand in Workbooks or Assignments online for marking,
- Collect marked Workbooks or Assignments online,
- Sit for Exams (internal Assessment) online,
- Get Advice and Tutorials from your Tutors online.
- Safe and Secure
WHO WE ARE
PNGSME Web Services is registered under the Business Name Act with the Papua New Guinea Investment Promotion Authority (IPA). It is a 100% nationally owned and operated.
PNGSME Web Services partners with a hi-tech global partner to provide high-tech web services to local partners. This partnership is between PNGSME Web Services and global hi-tech firm LiquidNet Ltd which is well established in the web hosting industry. LiquidNet Group is a global web hosting provider based in London, UK, but operating all over the globe, providing innovative cloud hosting solutions through local country portals. Over 40.000 clients are hosted on our cloud clustered servers housed in data centers on three continents, with over 200.000 domains are registered with us.
WHAT WE DO
PNGSME Web Services affiliates with hi-tech global partners to provide hi-tech services to local SME partners in the fields of domain registration, web hosting, website design, web development, training and quality 24/7/365 customer support.
This partnership allows PNGSME Web Services’ clients access 5 state-of-art datacenters worldwide, with 99.99% uptime guarantee, and a host of other benefits. These include integrated web-based systems like E-Commerce and E-Learning among others. We provides a wide range of services including web hosting, domain registration, web design, web development, consulting and training.
PNGSME Web Services offers customer-oriented services and delivers creative and effective results, with quality 24/7/365 customer support.
The World Wide Web is indispensable in this day and age, and enterprises who tap into it have a great advantage over their competitors. Our ready solutions enable small and medium-sized enterprises to gain from their websites and respective online activities, including email, marketing and networking.
PNGSME Web Services enables companies and individuals alike to take advantage of the World Wide Web and establish online presence in the ever expanding global network. Our domain and hosting account registration services are online, fully automated, instant and available 24/7/365.
The main website of PNGSME Web Services is www.pngsmews.net where you can access all our services.
The World Bank and the Government of Papua New Guinea have concluded that promoting and supporting the Small – Medium Enterprise (SME) sector in the country would create more job opportunities, as well as diversify the country’s economy.
And PNGSME Web Services could not agree more. That is why we came up with this site. PNGSME.COM is the web platform for SMEs in PNG.
A scrutiny of the websites of SMEs in thriving economies revealed a common aspect that contributed a lot to their success. Countries with thriving SME sectors have, among other things, well developed web-based systems that handle every aspect from administration to marketing to sales, and ultimately facilitate the advancement of their respective industries.
A website goes far beyond the functions of marketing and actually goes on to processing. Such a website is the best employer which is available 24/7/365 and will tirelessly and automatically process thousands of client queries simultaneously like online booking, online payment processing, auto-responding to emails, answer enquiries, automatically give information, and notify administrators/management and so on. A website truly has endless capabilities.
Being familiar with the niceties of the industry, we are aware of the significance of an ‘online presence’ to business, government, education, Church and all other sectors/industries.
The internet has revolutionized virtually every sector of society from business to communication to entertainment and to education, including the Government and Church. It has transformed the way we buy and sell, govern/administer, evangelize, communicate and teach/learn etc.
A website will host a Learning Management System (LMS), E-Commerce, Management Database and the countless other things. A website is the best employee that can serve thousands of clients simultaneously 24/7/365 without over-time. It can teach, process payments, answer queries, store information, and facilitate other processes. It is practically unlimited. Moreover, a website is the best, most cost-effective marketing medium which alone is interactive and dynamic. In fact, a website is indispensable in this day and age.
To be a world-class web services provider.
To affiliate with international hi-tech partners to provide hi-tech web services to national partners.
Integrity, Passion, Innovation & Professionalism
BUSINESS GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
To set up and maintain a web platform for our client base: Government/Statutory bodies, Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), Business Groups, Cooperative Societies, NGOs, Churches, Bands, Teams, Clubs, Youth Groups, Cultural Groups, Women’s Groups, Schools/Institutions, and Individuals.
Provide quality support and world-class services that are online, fully automated, instant and available 24/7/365.
WHAT IS OUR CLIENT BASE LIKE?
Individuals, Small to Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) and Corporate Entities
OUR DATA CENTERS
5 DATA CENTERS
We are working with five (5) state-of-the-art data centers located throughout the world.
Choosing a data center that’s closer to your location will help you enjoy greater loading speeds for your sites and applications.
Beside the well-chosen Data Center, we have achieved another good balance: new and fast servers, which work in perfect synchronicity with our web hosting software: Intel Xeon 2.4 GHz Quad Core, 4 GB RAM, 2×750 GB SATA II Seagate in RAID 1.
Daily back-up is available to ensure that the hosted data stays safe.
PNGSME Web Services, known for the quality of its services, is partnering with some of today’s IT industry leaders. One of PNGSMEWS main goals is to offer its customers new hosting horizons, perspectives and possibilities.
PNGSMEWS provides one of the highest levels of security and stability thanks to its partnership with the leading hardware manufactures out there. We strive to ensure maximum data protection and uptime for our customers’ web sites, that’s the reason why we have added a specially designed anti-DdoS device to protect our network unfriendly outer attacks.
PNGSMEWS maintains a high-performance hosting platform. This means that our in-house built hosting Control Panel has been especially optimized to operate in total synchronicity with the rest of the software installed on the servers. Our engineers are monitoring the services 24 hours a day to ensure maximum security and accessibility.
WHAT CAN WE DO?
We can design your website and set up your e-learning system, e-commerce system, e-mail system and any other online system for you. A website is indispensable in this day and age, in the Government, Business, Education and all other sectors.
The Importance of a Website in Education
Specifically in education, the internet is an unparalleled experience that has revolutionized the educational system. Many documented studies by top public (Incl. US & UK Education Depts.) and private organizations have shown that the internet is of high significance to education: it is indispensable. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is one of them. In fact the UNESCO has set up the separate UNESCO Institute for Information Technology in Education (IITE) which is dedicated to researching, promoting and educating the masses on the immeasurable benefits of using the internet in Education.
Thus it comes as no surprise that all the top universities in the world utilize the incredible power of the internet, which includes offering online education leading to various certifications including Diplomas, Degrees, Masters and Doctorates.
The Importance of a Website in Business
Your business may need more profit, more customers, modern up-to-date marketing, more satisfied customers, more business, bigger market share, less cost of running business etc. All this objectives can be reached through your website;
A website is a collection of pages under one domain name representing a company, business or simply an idea on the World Wide Web (WWW) files. The information could be in the form of traditional media including text, images & sound bytes and the more recent media of video and animation. It can easily be accessed by anyone from anywhere in the world. A website is a ‘Virtual Real Estate’ and is important to a business just as (brick n mortar) real estate is. Just as your store gives you a physical presence a high-quality website provides you with an online Internet presence. A website saves both the company and its clients a lot of time, money and other resources.
Websites are unlimited in what they can do – from providing information to inviting/answering inquiries to processing payment orders and any complex task. It is not limited like newspaper, radio and TV etc. It even beats humans in the performance of tasks automatically – your website is the perfect employee, it can serve many clients at once, it will not sleep and it will work on weekends, yet it won’t even ask for a promotion.
Importance of a Website in Government
When government is constantly being asked to do more with less, the Internet is playing a vital role in allowing government to better serve all of its citizens. A websites is the best portal to provide important government information and services to citizens.
A government agency with no website may also meet its legal obligations by providing an alternative accessible way for citizens to use the programs or services, such as a staffed telephone information line. These alternatives, however, are unlikely to provide an equal degree of access in terms of hours of operation and the range of options and programs available in websites. For example, job announcements and application forms, if posted on an accessible website, would be available to people 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Above all, these are automated and require less human and others resources.
With the rapid changes in the Internet and in assistive technologies used by people, government organizations should work to establish accessibility of web pages that permit innovation to continue.