Papua New Guinea is offering Filipino teachers and lecturers salaries of up to 19,000 US dollars a year to fill an urgent requirement for qualified educators.
The Philippines Labour Department Secretary says PNG is looking for at least 81 teachers and lecturers as part of an initial manpower recruitment drive under a new bilateral agreement.
The Post Courier reports Rosalinda Baldoz saying the PNG government will help process working visas for qualified applicants.
She says PNG needs lecturers in physics, biology, architecture, civil and electrical engineering, economics, and management.
And she says teachers across a broad range of other disciplines and subjects are also needed.
There are already more than 23 thousand Filipino workers in PNG.