High level of discussions will be held over three days in PNG betweenthe Lincoln University,the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Ministry of Higher Education Research Science and Technology, andthe National Agriculture ResearchInstitute.
The discussions will fall underthe LincwantokInternational Programme to set up a centre for Agri-business, Research,Innovation and development through an MOU.
Last night a dinner was hosted bythe Minister for Tourism Arts and Culture, Beka Kondra, to welcome Lincoln’s University Assistant Vice Chancellor and his officer.
“I see that this is very important;therefore, let’s invite Lincoln University to Papua New Guineasothey can transferthe skills and knowledge thatthey have tPNG becausPNG is a young country. We need more innovative people with experts for our children to benefit from,” said Kondra.
The dinner broughtthe MOU partners togther for a Pacific strategy model to link Lincoln’s capability, innovation and science to ruraPNG communities.
Underthe MOU, Lincoln University will provide quality specialist academic education forPNG’students’in agricultural fields.
Lincoln’s Principal Advisor, Roger Pikia, said this model will be constructive asthe majority oPNG’s populations are farmers.
The model covers academic delivery, capacity building, professional developmentoresearch and independent Audit review.
Students fromthe North Fly electorate in Western Province and Sohe in Nothern Province will bethe first to undertake this program.
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