by Leanne Jorari – EM TV, Port Moresby
Next year, the Institute of Banking and Business Management (IBBM) will celebrate their 50th year since establishment.
In recognition of the milestone, the institute will offer a 50 per cent discount in training fees all year long for all female IBBM trainees. This will be valid for both PNG and Australian programs.
Executive director of the institute, Sweta Sud spoke to EM TV about the institute’s initiative in curbing gender inequality through this promotion. She said:
“We encourage more employers to sponsor your women employees to IBBM. It is the same as ‘buy one, get one free”; if every woman candidate brings another woman candidate for the same program – both get 50 per cent discount.”
Today, the institution celebrated another milestone. The 46 participants graduated in various diploma and certificate courses, including diplomas in banking and internationally recognised ISO certificates, as well as Australian graduate certificates.
Notable attendees of the ceremony included the Governor of the Central Bank, Loi Bakani; French ambassador to PNG, Pascal Maubert; Indian ambassador to PNG, Madhav Chandrah and Managing Director of the IPBC, Wasantha Kumarasiri.
The government is now recognising the IBBM as an institution of higher learning.