College now training women alongside spouses: Principal


THE Christian Leaders Training College (CLTC) in Jiwaka is now training women alongside their husbands to be leaders, principal Maxon Mani says.
Mani said the college offered theological programmes for male students in the past but had recently started taking in female students.
“When the husband comes here for study, they study the certificate programme,” he said.
“If the husband does the three-year diploma, the wife can train alongside the husband, doing the same diploma as well.”
He said training both spouses would ensure balance and see more people qualified to do the church’s work. Mani said the college’s theological programme was not necessarily preparing people for the pulpits.
He said the training offered at CLTC prepared church members by grounding them in the Christian principles and ethics of the faith and enabling them to incorporate other careers such as teaching, law and administration.
He said CLTC offered a master’s programme which was a certified programme by the Department of Higher Education Research Science and Technology.
Mani said the students were from all the different churches in the country.
He said the college had been self-funding over its 55-year history through overseas benefactors and its own local business ventures, mostly in agriculture.
“We are a non-profit organisation, which makes money to train people and send them back into the world,” Mani said.
“Much of our money is raised overseas.”