The National, Wednesday 19th of February, 2014
By SHIRLEY MAULUDU
THE Institute of Business Studies celebrated its silver anniversary last weekend with founder and chairman Mick Nades thanking everyone who had contributed to providing quality education to many.
IBS was formed in 1988 by Nades, a Sri Lankan and now a PNG citizen.
He is the principal of Nades and Associates, an accounting firm set up in 1986.
“A major achievement is improving the quality of accountants, bringing in the Australian degree programme, bringing in the Australian masters programme, which are internationally recognised, and forming partnership with the Ipatas Foundation, which demonstrates the real public-private partnership,” Nades said.
“I must mention our ongoing partnership with Enga Governor Peter Ipatas and his foundation.
“The IBS working with the Enga provincial government and Ipatas Foundation reflecting their public-private partnership.”
Investment Promotion Authority managing director, Ivan Pomaleu said IBS had given working people the opportunity to work and study at the same time, and gaining internationally recognised qualification.
“IBS had provided the best opportunity for leaders like myself to continue to work and study,” he said.
The staff include locals and expatriates.
IBS entered into educational collaborations with the Southern Cross University, University of Papua New Guinea, the Australian Computer Society and Certified Practising Accountants PNG.