The following piece says Dr Pagelio was awarded a Medal for spearheading Education Reform in PNG.
One wonders whether he has been recognised for a worthy case for PNG or for "achieving the goals" of
This Education Faculty Medal looks fishy
Faculty of Education Winner
Joseph has devoted more than thirty years to the advancement of education in Papua New Guinea. His began his career in 1975 as a teacher in Morobe Province, advancing to high school headmaster, inspector, and then to a number of policy and planning appointments within the Department of Education. Earlier this year, Joseph was appointed Permanent Secretary for Education. Since then, he has been leading the reform of an education system facing a unique set of geographical, social and economic challenges. Prominent among them are the lack of social cohesion and the huge linguistic diversity of a large and remote population dispersed over vast areas of wilderness that is poorly served by transport and infrastructure. Reform has been focussed on developing a national curriculum which is skills and outcomes-based, relevant to students, and responsive to the needs of industry and the community. Joseph completed his Doctor of Education at QUT.