The National, Monday June 25th, 2012
THE Institute of Business Studies, Enga campus, was officially launched by Governor Peter Ipatas last Wednesday in Wabag, accomplishing another milestone for the Enga provincial government in its educational focus.
Ipatas, called by many in the area as the “action governor” was welcomed at the campus by a big crowd of staff and students and members of the public.
He cut ribbons to launch new facilities there, including a satellite dish to enable high speed internet access for students and staff, computer laboratory, network servers and classrooms.
He encouraged students to take ownership of the opportunity given to them and to strive to excel in their studies.
IBS director Sadiq Ali told the crowd the institute was a nationally and internationally recognised and affiliated
institution, offering certificate, diploma and degree courses in business and information technology across three campuses, with the Enga campus being the latest one to be opened.
The other two campuses are at Saraga (6-Mile) and Eriama Valley (11-Mile) in the
National Capital District.
IBS has been affiliated with Southern Cross University of New South Wales, Australia, since 1999 and offers their degree programmes in accounting, business, human resource management, information technology and marketing.
This affiliation has made IBS to be the first and only institution in Papua New Guinea to offer internationally-recognised bachelor degree programmes.
The institute is a study centre of the University of Papua New Guinea, offering diploma in accounting and is an accredited test centre for the International Computer Driving Licence and is linked with the Australian Computer Society.
Through a partnership with the Enga provincial government, the institute is now offering
international diploma and degree programmes in Business (Accounting) and Information Technology to students in Enga, with highly qualified and experienced lecturers based in Wabag.
The pioneering batch of students at the campus this year are reported to have done extremely well in the first semester.