By Elizabeth Guka, EMTV Cadet Journalist – Port Moresby
The Mapex Training Institute has extended the duration of its certificate and diploma programs it offers.
Speaking yesterday during the institutes’ 14th graduation ceremony in Port Moresby, Chief Executive Director, Marcus Kara, said the extension of the program duration is to allow enough time for the programs to be taught to the students. With the inclusion of additional course components at the training institute, the extension of course durations is to meet that demand as well.
The certificate programs have been extended from 3 to 4 months and the diploma from 6 months to a year.
“In addition to course modelling, it will enable us to deliver programs that are much lengthier than what we have now. Certificates in four months and diplomas in one year,” he said.
The director also added that additional extensions in study durations will also be given to advanced courses offered at the institute.
“With the advanced courses and other programs, we might increase the length of time,” he added.
Apart from the extensions on program durations, the institute recently expanded its open campus centres to Morobe and East Sepik Province. According to Mr Kara, plans and are currently underway to include other provincial campus centres.
“We are looking forward to 2019 which will be very big. It will cover Lae, Wewak, and Port Moresby campuses. We have also negotiations and arrangements underway with the other provincial governments through governors and members,” he said.
The school now has 2 new buses donated by Bank South Pacific, and a new dormitory to cater for students who reside outside of Port Moresby.
“A lot of changes have been taking place. We have dormitories at Taurama Campus, and we also have new buses donated by BSP, and also other achievements taking place.”