Mapex eyes uni status


MAPEX Training Institute aims to become a technical university to provide alternative education and skills training for students in the future, chief executive director Marcus Kara says.
Speaking during the graduation of its first batch of diploma and certificate students, Kara said from its humble beginning, the institution had been working towards achieving its goal.
“Now that the institution had registered under Department of Higher Education Science and Technology last year, we are working to register all our certificate and diploma programme and to move further to register associate degree, advanced diploma programme, other aims and objectives to achieve our prime goal to establish the university,” he said.
Kara said they gave all their course programme to the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG), Divine Word University (DWU) and the University of Natural Resource and Environment UNRE) to review them to ensure that they were in line.
The institution has 15 campuses around the country.
Next year, four regional campuses in Kokopo, Lae, Mt Hagen and Port Moresby will accommodate diploma programmes.
He said other sub-centres would accommodate for the Tvet certificate programmes.
Several graduates were interviewed about Mapex being their choice of study and from the stories and experiences from friends, many Mapex students easily found employment without delay.