Progress work for Simbu Polytechnic Institute will continue to ensure this educational institution is established.
First Assistant Secretary of the TVET Curriculum Division, Wilson Garu told EMTV News, Simbu is still a priority. He was responding to questions by EMTV on the update of this project.
In December 2016, there was a ground-breaking ceremony of the Simbu Polytechnic Institute at Dirima in the Gumine District. Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and the government delegation attended and it was promised for work to have begun this year. However to date, there has been no progress work on the ground.
“This year, we have not much done because of the national election,”Garu said.
Mr Garu said the Simbu Polytechnic is a priority project and they will work closely with the National Government.
“I am sure there will be some funding made available by the National Government in 2018,” he said
And while TVET has placed a significant importance on this project, all national parliamentarians and development partners to prioritise education.
“We are asking MP’s, DDA’s and development partners if they see any papers coming into their office, they should give some consideration so we equally deliver TVET education in PNG,” Garu told EMTV News.