Stakeholders told not to blame government for lack of higher institutions

Education

BY HEZRON KISING
Students, parents and stakeholders have been challenged not to blame the Government for not providing enough tertiary institutions and skilled training institutions.
Mapex Training Institute (MTI) chief executive director Marcus Palem Kara urged students to be innovative, positive and creative and look at other ways to pursue their dreams. Kara made the call during institute’s 6th graduation in Lae on Dec 20, where 229 students graduated with various certificates and diplomas.
“Let’s not blame our formal education system and the Government for its failure to assist every student who drops out from grade eight, 10, and 12,” Kara said.
“If our Government cannot do it let’s do it.
“We must not sit back and complain about the sick public systems because we’ll get nothing out of complaining,” he said.
“We must be proactive and focus on the positive side of things.”
Kara told the graduates and parents to change their perspectives and be solution oriented.
The institute’s Lae branch graduated 74 certificate graduates in plant operations (cranes and forklift), sea freight and port management, tourism and hospitality while 28 were the pioneer diploma business management and accounting graduates.
Nambawan Seafood Ltd (NSL) engaged MTI to provide in-house training for the handling of forklifts, cranes and other machinery for 16 of its employees, who also received certificates.
NSL human resource manager Donald Yara said for large processing factories that employed many workers it was always important that all employees were certified and equipped with the required skills and training to operate machinery and promote safety in its operations.
He said the company believed that through the proper training of its employees it would boost the capacity of their human resource.
Nawaeb MP Kennedy Wenge also sponsored more than 20 youths from his district to take up various courses at the institute.

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