The National, Wednesday July 1st, 2012
By AGNES FIFI UKI
ANY qualifications graduates receive must be consistent with good behaviour and good character, Stephen Lapan says.
Lapan, the National Capital District education division’s superintendant operations, said that last Friday while speaking to the 155 graduates of International Training Institute (ITI) at the Hideaway Hotel in Port Moresby.
He said PNG would have a long list of unemployment and bad behaviour practices without the partnership of institutions such as ITI.
“Character and good behaviour that matters in the diplomas and certificate that you receive and this is achieved by making good choices in life.”
He commended ITI for extending to Lae and Rabaul.
Lapan thanked ITI managing director Kumaran Sentheyval for having the vision to contribute to the development of PNG.
Employers Federation of PNG industrial relations officer Ronny Naroko said most companies said there was no space for employment but there was space skills the country lacked.
“The lack of right skills results in the big gap between employment and unemployment in the country today.”
“Education that will develop skilled employees will bridge the gap between,” Naroko said.
He told the students no one had monopoly over their future and it was they who would decide their future.