By Godwin Eki – EMTV News, Port Moresby
Minister for National Planning and Monitoring Richard Maru presented a cheque of K3 million to the Port Moresby Technical College to upgrade its infrastructure.
This includes the building of five teacher’s houses, men’s dormitories and teaching and learning facilities.
The ceremony was witnessed by staff, students and government department representatives.
After years of teaching, students using rundown facilities and having inadequate student and teacher accommodations, the government, through National Planning Minister Richard Maru, presented a cheque of K3M that will go into supporting the college with its infrastructure developments.
College Principal, Henry Wamaingu, says with the support at hand, not only is Pom Tech focussing on infrastructure developments, but introducing Diploma programs and advanced certificates 3, 4 and 5.
National Planning Minister Richard Maru told students that before the next LNG projects; PNG should have enough skilled workers that should come from Pom tech to meet the demands.
From the 3 Million kina presented to the college, Minister Maru also promised another K3M which will go into assisting the college to build five new teachers houses.
From the total funds of K6M, the college should be able to transform the college come 2019.
Apart from the cheque presentation, the college also launched its Diploma program.
The program ended with a ground breaking ceremony, of where the new dormitories will be built for the students.