Renagi focuses on moving forward


THE Papua New Guinea University of Technology in Lae, Morobe, officially welcomed its new ViceChancellor Dr Ora Renagi on Friday.
Renagi was officially given the title and the donning of bonnet by Chancellor Jean Kekedo in front of his family, students and the university council.
He is the eighth vice-chancellor since the institution was established in 1968.
Kekedo said Renagi’s ascension to the university’s chief executive officer’s position was based on merit of his academic credentials, administrative experience and strategic leadership qualities.
She said Renagi was chosen among 45 applicants – both nationals and expatriates.
“Dr Renagi’s appointment will take the university forward for the next four years with the many challenges and significant opportunities ahead,” she said.
Kekedo believed he was capable of meeting each challenge and opportunity with considerable ability, enthusiasm and determination.
Renagi, while thanking the council for the appointment, said he needed the support of the council, management and heads of departments, staff and students to move the university forward.
“The vision of this institution is to grow world-class technocrats by 2023 and beyond and the only place this class of people come from is a world-class university,” he said.
He said that was why all university staff should take a world-class approach to their work.
Renagi said prominence would be given to research and development with strong industry partnership.

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