College to get technical status

The National, Tuesday July 19th, 2016

A groundbreaking ceremony for the K2.3 million administration building at Kokopo Business College paves the way for the college to transform into the East New Britain Polytechnic Institute next year.
Last Friday, contract documents were signed by the chairman of the governing council, acting provincial administrator Wilson Matava and contractor Waira Limited at the college.
Principal John Karis told the gathering that the three level administration building would pave the way for many other infrastructure developments to take place.
He said the previous office building was burnt down in 2011 in a student unrest and they had been operating in a makeshift office for the last five years.
He said the Department of Education had allocated K2.3 million for the polytechnic institute project.
“This year we will witness massive infrastructure development at the college, funded directly by the Government.
“Submissions will be made to national executive council this month and huge amount of funds will be used to put up more infrastructures,” Karis said.
“Many of the buildings will be demolished. While other buildings will be modified to suit the polytechnic status.”
Matava requested the school to make a submission to the provincial administration in order for the K500,000 commitment made by Governor Ereman ToBaining Jr in 2014, to be released for this project.