Avai eager to see officers with degrees

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The National, Thursday 20th September, 2012

GULF provincial administrator Marc Avai wants to ensure all his divisional heads and senior managers have a degree before his term as administrator expires in 2016.
Avai said this last Friday at the University of Papua New Guinea council hall during a cheque presentation by the provincial government for the establishment an open college in Kerema. He said the provincial administration had about 400 staff and only 12 of the senior managers had a first degree.
 “Before I leave in 2016, I want to see that all my senior managers have a first degree. That is my biggest aim. So far in the administration from the top management level four out of the 20 top managers have a degree,” Avai said.
He said the provincial administration was trying to build the capacity and output of the public servants and would be sponsoring some senior managers to study at the University of Papua New Guinea next year.
He said the Gulf provincial government would continue to work closely with the university to develop the human resource in the province.