New Administration Complex for Madang Technical College

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By Rayon Lakingu – EMTV News, Port Moresby   This government is focused on building more infrastructures for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the country. This was the message from Finance Minister, Richard Maru, when officially opening a new administration complex for Madang Technical College yesterday. He said TVET education in the country has been neglected by the government for many years. “This government is focused on constructing new infrastructure for TVET in the country. This should be the focus for the future,” the Minister said. The new administration complex was built on a cost of K1.9 million and is funded through the Education Department’s TVET Partnership Program, with support from the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology. It houses the principal’s office, the deputy principal’s offices, the main conference room, and offices for other staff. The minister was also taken on a tour around the campus to see for himself the challenges the college is facing, and some projects they are undertaking. Impressed by the effort the college has put in to manage the funds, the Minister committed a further K 1 million for the college. This additional funding will be used for a female dormitory and more staff houses for the college. The minister said, more spaces must be made available in colleges for more students to take up TVET courses in the country. “The government has over 30 000 students leaving grade 12 every year. And only 7000 find spaces in academic institutions including technical college and teachers college. The rest goes back to the streets,” he said. Madang Technical College Principal George Bidang, also announced several projects the college is focused on, including staff houses. He also announced, that the school now has access to free WiFi connection, and there are plans to establish an e-library for students to use.]]>

Rayon Lakingu

Graduated with a Bachelor in Arts, at University of Papua New Guinea, Major in Journalism and Public Relations and Minor in Political Science. Rayon is a new reporter with EMTV and is Interested in writing general stories. As a first time reporter in the media industry, he loves the challenges faced every day, and keen to learn more about the media, especially reporting for Television.

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