The Enga Provincial Government has again achieved another milestone by delivering science foundation courses to its student in the province.
This was made possible when Enga Governor Peter Ipatas and his provincial administration presented a cheque of half a million to the University of Papua New Guinea yesterday.
The funding will go towards the building of a science laboratory at the Uni Centre Campus in Enga.
It was all smiles for Engan’s who gathered at UPNG’s Gunther Building to witness the occasion.
This commitment, under the leadership of Governor Peter Ipatas, backs his initiative of prioritizing education in the province to develop Enga’s human resource.
UPNG Pro-Vice Chancellor Vincent Malaibe said Enga is the first province in the country to breakthrough and establish a science laboratory from the Waigani Campus.
Mr Malaibe said UPNG’s relationship with the Enga people began with the establishing of the UniCentre in 1987 in Wabag.
The Science lab will cater for all science foundation courses that are currently taken at UPNG.
Enga Governor Peter Ipatas said students will now be given the opportunity to receive higher level education in the province.
Governor Ipatas also announced that the annual allocation funding of K100, 000 to the Enga UniCentre will increase to K300, 000.
A MOA was also signed and first intakes are expected to commence the program in 2016.