The National, Wednesday July 24th, 2013
THE International Training Institute (ITI) plans to provide a second chance to school leavers to pursue further studies.
Managing director Kumaran Sentheyval stressed this during a graduation ceremony at the Hideaway Hotel last Friday.
Sentheyval said the ITI aimed to become a private higher education provider in the country.
“This one is the largest graduations with 392 graduands in various courses,” he said.
“We have set up in various centres in the nation. One we are about to establish is in Bougainville, which will become a fully-fledged campus.”
He said the main focus was to give a second chance in life to school leavers with fees they could afford.
First secretary at the Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology ministry Virgil Bonga told the graduands that their qualifications must balance with their personal characters.
“The government, especially our office and education department, has taken account of the tremendous impact ITI is doing in the country in terms of human resource development,” Bonga said.
“Do not give up in learning, be persistent and you will achieve your goals.”