Dept to back India study

National, Normal

The National, Friday July 5th, 2013


THE education ministry will support the International Training Institute by allowing its students to take up courses in India, Virgil Bonga says.

Bonga, the first secretary to the Education Minister James Marape, said that during a seminar by the Indian Acharya Bangalore B-School (ABBS) organised by ITI last week. 

Bonga said the education ministry fully supported the programme because the country’s education system was unable to cater for all students.

He said it was a good opportunity for students who were thrown out by the education system to further their studies. 

Bonga said Papua New Guinea needed to link up with international universities that promoted an agenda that would help the country be innovative.

“We’re unable to innovate because we are associating with those whose developing challenges are not similar to ours,” he said.

“Our developing challenges are similar to Asian countries and India is part of it.”

He thanked ITI for the initiative and assured the management they would support the programme. 

Australian College of Business and Management chief executive officer Peter O’Hanlon, who spoke at the seminar, said this was a wonderful opportunity that would benefit students and the country.