Institute to celebrate anniversary


THE National Polytechnic Institute of Papua New Guinea (NPIPNG), the first polytechnic institute in the country, will celebrate its 10th anniversary today.
The institute was launched on Dec 2, 2009, where the Lae Technical College was transformed into the country’s first polytechnic institute.
School director Joselito Marcos said they were currently in a period of transition and had reviewed their diploma programmes.
“One or two programmes had to be undertaken then we will proceed into the full implementation,” he said.
Marcos said there would also be different schools each for engineering courses, business studies and others which would all come under one institution which was NPIPNG.
Marcos said the institute’s celebration of its 10th year of existence would include a series of programmes and activities with guests from business houses and industry
The institute is lead by Marcos (director), Lawrence Parry (deputy director – administration), Jack Namampa (deputy director – academic) and Rosa Manua (deputy director – student services).