The National, Friday August 2nd, 2013
By TERRY DAVID
THE International Training Institute (ITI) has been recognised by the Government as a provisional provider of higher education.
Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology Minister David Arore said yesterday ITI had met the requirements to attain the provisional accreditation.
“The O’Neill Government recognises the critical issue for providing education for school leavers and non-school leavers in PNG,” Arore said.
“Government institutions alone cannot address this issue.
“The Government’s public private partnership (PPP) aims to cohere with potential private education providers to give second chance to school leavers and non-school leavers.
“Given the fact that the Commission of Higher Education is at the last phase of its academic audit and the need to accelerate the country’s education needs and aspirations, I hereby recognise ITI as provisional higher education service provider,” Arore said.
“This means that ITI will now operate on a provisional higher educational status until the Commission of Higher Education declares its permanent status.”
ITI managing director Kumaran Sentheyval said: “We have been working on this over the last five years, so this first stage is a remarkable achievement for us.
“In the mean time we will be going through preparations in the expansion and construction of new builgings and acquiring land for a fully fledged campus, so by the time we are officially declared on the permanent status as a private higher education provider, we will able to deliver demands required.”