THE Papua New Guinea University of Technology (Unitech) in Lae, Morobe province, has reaffirmed its commitment to support the Solomon Islands government with its training needs and requirements.
With this, Unitech is looking forward to taking in more Solomon Islands students to study at the university.
Unitech vice-chancellor Dr Misty Baloiloi, said this when he met with the Solomon Islands High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea, Bernard Bata’anisia, in Lae last week.
Dr Baloiloi said Unitech, which is one of the two oldest institutions of higher learning in PNG, was proud to be associated with the government and people of Solomon Islands for more than 30 years in educating and training their students, particularly in the areas of engineering, science, business and other technical fields. He said it was pleasing to note that the Solomon Islands graduates of the university now held senior and responsible positions in the government, private sector in the Solomon Islands.
Dr Baloiloi said Unitech would continue to assist the Solomon Islands government with its training needs and requirements.
Mr Bata’anisia conveyed the Solomon Islands government’s appreciation and gratitude to Dr Baloiloi and Unitech for valuable assistance provided in training and educating the Solomon Islands students over the years.
He said the university had the largest enrolment of Solomon Islands students in PNG and for this, the Solomon Islands government was grateful.
Mr Bata’anisia later presented a cheque of K638,716, being the tuition fees of the Solomon Islands students studying at Unitech this year.
There are currently 71 Solomon Islands students studying at Unitech.