Everyone needs to learn how to read (in Tok Pisin or English) so that they can be able to read the Bible. That is the reason why our education services started. We are committed to educate students along with Christian values so that they can become better citizens of PNG.
Statistical information

Today we have the following number of students, staffs and schools in Papua New Guinea.


Male students Female students Total students Male staff Female staff Total staff Number of schools
13,994 11,722 25,719 448 342 790 161

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Formal Schools

We have:

  • 2 Secondary Schools
  • 3 High Schools
  • 106 Elementary Schools
  • 48 Primary Schools
  • 2 TVET Colleges

Non-Formal Schools

We run:

  • 1 permitted ACE School
  • 21 Vocational Schools
  • 4 Theological Colleges

We have a total of 187 schools (both formal and non-formal) in Papua New Guinea.

How our education service started

Our missionaries (from Switzerland) came to PNG in 1954 and started mission field in a village called Mondomil in Jiwaka Province. They found it very difficult to communicate with the locals so they used local interpreters to communicate with the local people. So a Tok Pisin class was started to learn how to read the Bible and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This was how our Education service started.

Beginning of Formal and Non Formal Education

As the missionaries advanced in their mission fields, they also started English classes to other villages in Jiwaka province. Later they moved on to other parts of the country such as Simbu Province, Eastern Highlands Province, Western Highlands Province, Morobe Province, Madang Province, National Capital District and Central Province.

The purpose of establishing schools was to educate young people to learn to read and write and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ as well as assisting in the development of our nation. The missionaries started many formal and non-formal education services throughout the country, which has had a great impact on the future lives of many. Nowadays, you can find many ex-students in top jobs in government, companies, churches or non-profits organizations throughout our country and abroad as well.

Church Education Secretaries

We have 4 Regional and 1 National Church Education Secretaries.

  • Elijah Piyakua for Western Highlands Province
  • Willy Gare for Simbu Province
  • John Lazirope for Eastern Highlands, Madang and Morobe Provinces
  • Samuel Rumbai for East Sepik Province
  • David Gumoing serves as the National Church Education Secretary


EBC Education Agency

We have been recognized by the Churches Education Council (CEC) and the National Education Board (NEB) as the EBC Church Education Agency. After the Education Minister’s final endorsement (which is pending) we will be able to register as an EBC Education Agency.