Call to be proud of international recognition

Youth & Careers

THE Institute of Business Studies University (IBSU) Chancellor Gabriel Pepson says Papua New Guinea needs to be proud of their achievement in attaining international recognition and certification by International Organisation of Standardisation (ISO).
Pepson said people needed to know that tertiary institutions in the country like IBSU maintained internationally recognised standards in education.
“ISO is a world renowned standardisation organisation,” he said.
“For it to qualify one of the universities in the country is a great achievement.”
Pepson said PNG had few public universities and private universities made up numbers to absorb the demand for university education in the country and had educated many citizens.
Chairman and founder of the Institute of Business Studies University Sir Mick Nades said having ISO certification was an important milestone in the university’s short history.
He said IBS came into existence with the intention to help accounting graduates to be professional accountants and were still doing that under the guidelines of Certified Professional Accountants (CPA).
He said when IBS started in 1989, there were only nine qualified accountants in the country.
But now, PNG had more than 1,000 accounting graduates with CPA qualification.
Sir Mick said the Institute of Business Studies University had set the standard of quality education.
He said with the ISO certification, they would work to introduce a masters of business administration (MBA) programme.