GG hails international institute’s role in developing higher education

Youth & Careers

THE International Training Institute (ITI) has come a long way since 1999 in providing education for many Papua New Guineans, says Governor-General Sir Bob Dadae.
He said during the institute’s 20th anniversary celebration that vonly 30 students enrolled in 1999 and by 2017 there were 4000.
“This in itself is a milestone achievement for the ITI and reflects the level of quality of education offered in this institution,” he said.
“Offering specialist courses in business and information and communications technology, it has collaborated with a number of local and international educational institutions and universities to deliver quality education for Papua New Guineans not only in Port Moresby but throughout the country.”
It has established branches in Morobe, East New Britain, West New Britain, Milne Bay, Western, Eastern Highlands, New Ireland, Western Highlands, Manus and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.
“It is important to note that ITI is a recognised education service provider, granted full institute accreditation by the Ministry for Higher Education, Research Science and Technology. And the courses it offers are recognised by universities in PNG and Australia,” Sir Bob said.
“I make this point because with only a handful of higher learning institutions in the country, we see many so-called training institutes popping up – individuals seeking to capitalise on people’s ignorance promising education qualification not recognised by appropriate authorities.
“Unfortunately, many Papua New Guineans fall victim to such scams costing them considerable financial loss.”
He said the standard of education in the country should be on par with the rest of the world.
“I make the point of quality education because without it our human resources will lack the skills to perform and provide services expected of them.”