The University of Goroka (UOG) today donated 10 cartons of library books to the Asia Pacific Institute of Applied Social, Economic and Technical Studies (APIASETS).
The books will be placed at the school’s library for students to access information for study purposes. The presentation of the library books consolidates ties between the University of Goroka and the private institute.
Executive Director of UOG’s Institute of Distance and Flexible Learning, Kensol Rui, said a flexible mode is another convenient method of study.
Speaking during the presentation he encouraged students to read lots of books to empower and enhance their study skills and knowledge.
He added that despite the student unrest, which affect the progress of the university academic programs, the university is now back to normal.
Since its establishment, UOG has been at the centre of educating Papua New Guineans with its courses and programs through the external mode. However, today the cost of purchasing and printing study materials is very high. This has forced the management to find a convenient way to minimise costs.
Librarian Raphael Topakor said the university is opting to offer courses electronically to students.
APIASETS Executive Director, Thomas Pillar, thanked UOG for their support and pledged to work with them to run their teaching of both diploma and postgraduate programs.