B’ville Tech College starts classes

Normal, Youth & Careers

The National, Wednesday 03rd April 2013

 CLASSES began at the newly-established Bougainville Technical College last week.

Bougainville education chief executive officer Bruno Babato said the college was in line with the national education department’s policy to provide technical training and offer opportunities for young men and women to undertake further training at tertiary level.

He said they were expecting the college to start with 200 students this year with the education department to do the selection.

However, the selection was done by the Bougainville Education Board.

Babato said they did selections from secondary schools in Bougainville. 

So far about 20 students had enrolled and begun classes.

The college located at Tinputz is the region’s first  technical college since the end of the 10-year crisis.

It was opened by former education minister Paru Aihi last December.

Babato said plans were in place to carry out upgrading of facilities including new buildings in line with the college’s five-year development plan.