PSTC looking at options

Letters, Normal

WE refer to the letter “Come clean, PSTC” (The National, Sept 4) by “Concerned sponsor”.
There are so many issues relating to our indefinite closure and that is why we are not able to open our doors in June.
Not everything said about PSTC in the media is true.
Allegations can be levelled at us but, as the saying goes, there are two sides to a coin.
The comments by the writer are fair and we welcome such positive feedback.
This is a good example of a person who is seeing things from all perspectives and offering views and suggestions to help all parties concerned.
We have always been fair and transparent in all business dealings since we started in 1988.
As a business training school in distance learning governed by business principles, institutional policies and the laws of the land, we have an obligation towards our valued students and clients.
Due to budgetary constraints, we cannot fully implement our plans to improve distance learning in PNG.
For the past few months, we have been considering other options of service delivery to our valued students enrolled in the distance learning programmes.
We have adopted a new concept for distance learning in PNG with much improved service in terms of cost and time.
This service shall be introduced soon after we meet with National Training Council Secretariat.
We have single-handedly managed this institution for the past 22 years without any Government support.
But now we are in dire need of funds, we think the Government should step in.
Thousands of students have graduated from this college.
We have also applied for 2.9 hectare of  land in NCD to build our college.
We wrote to the Lands Minister for this piece of land two months ago and we are still awaiting his response.
We are silent achievers and are proud of our contribution to the development of human resources in this country.



Hicks and Sally Laeka
PSTC directors