Jiwaka TVET centre gets govt subsidies

National, Normal

The National, Friday July 5th, 2013

 KULI Catholic technical vocational educational training (TVET) centre in Anglimp, Jiwaka, received Government subsidies worth K189,000.

TVET centre manager Steward Lupain thanked the Government for making a commitment to fund school which would help in running its administration.

Lupain said out of that total subsidy, they built a new duplex building for staff at a cost of K50,000, bought a truck for K120,000 and another K26,000 was budgeted for the boarding students’ meals.  

“We are making use of the money and we will use it where it is worthy spending,” he said. 

The centre established in 1996 caters for 339 students, including staff.

It offers courses in motor mechanic, carpentry and joinery, business studies, computing and secretarial, tourism and hospitality, agriculture, HIV/AIDS and religious studies. 

Lupain said the balance of the funding would be spent on learning equipment such as tools for carpentry and mechanical students, and stationery for the administration. 

The centre intends to introduce certificates in applied technology (CAT) in motor mechanical and carpentry next year.

When introduced, it will be on par with recognised technical colleges in Mt Hagen, Western Highlands and Goroka, Eastern Highlands.