ITI Declared As Higher Institution

A private school that is giving ‘a second chance’ to students pushed out by the Papua New Guinea education system, has now been recognized by the National Government, as a higher institution.

The International Training Institute (ITI) today was declared as an accredited institution, by Director General of OHE, Professor David Kavanamur.


The International Training Institute is one of many privately run education institutions providing learning for young people that have not made it through the Papua New Guinea education system. Most of these youngsters are grade eight, ten and twelve school leavers.


The institution was established ten years ago, and since then has grown, with branches established in five centers of the country, including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.


“It’s a dream come true, after almost six years, since 2007, when they first sought  approval with the Higher Education Office”, said Managing Director, Kumaran Sentheyval.


The accreditation is the start for more to be offered by the institution in terms of delivering quality teaching and learning.


The Government has recognised I.T.I.’s contributions to education development in the country. “It’s programs, focused on business informatics”, says OHE  Director General, Professor David Kavanamur, “has given a second chance to students who couldn’t further [their education] to tertiary institutions.


Kavanamur added, the government is now prioritizing education as one of the key policy tools in development. The challenge now for the office, is to improve access by growing the higher education sector.

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