The National, Tuesday July 2nd, 2013
By DOROTHY MARK
THE Ramu Sugar Technical Vocational Centre is the first vocational school in Madang to receive school uniforms.
The centre gave 178 students uniforms on Friday for the different trades they are studying.
Centre manager John Goiye said the uniforms were bought by the school with the board’s approval.
“We sourced K26,000 from the student project fees and engaged FRG Clothing in Madang to sew the uniforms,” Goiye said.
He said the staff, students, their parents and the Ramu sugar community were proud of the new development 16 years after the school was established.
Goiye said students who took up trade skills courses such as carpentry, welding, automotive mechanics, panel beating and agriculture were issued with short sleeved overalls and those who were studying tourism and hospitality, computing and secretarial courses were given skirts and shirts for female students and shorts and shirts for males.
He said the dark blue and forest green colour of the uniforms reflected the greenery of the environment surrounding the school which was situated among Ramu’s sugar farm.
“It is a great thing to have the vocational trainees in uniforms. This will boost their learning,” Goiye said.
He said in the past two years Ramu Agro had been getting 10-20 students on job training with the company.
Goiye said students attending the vocational centre from all over Madang were Grades 8, 10 and 12 dropouts.
He said Ramu Agro had helped the school by installing water supply and scrap metal and welding training equipment.