Rundown TVET centres in Southern Highlands need overhaul

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The National, Monday 22nd April 2013

 TECHNICAL Vocational Education and Training (TVET) centres in the Southern Highlands are run-down and need a massive overhaul, a vocational teacher says.

James Simon, a teacher at the Mendi Vocational Centre, said TVET schools in the province lacked facilities, have rundown buildings and very old teachers who had never attended in-service training to boost their skills of the latest technologies.

“There are TVET schools at Ialibu, Pangia, Nipa, Hela and Mendi and nothing has been done by the national and provincial government to help the dropouts who need a second chance in life,” he said.

“Everyone is concerned with elementary, primary, high and secondary schools while TVET schools are left helpless.”

Simon also expressed sentiments that the inspector and coordinators of TVET schools were not doing their work to keep in the touch with the provincial administration to grab their attention so that their needs are looked into.