Unitech, James Cook continue partnership

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UNIVERSITY of Technology (Unitech) Vice-Chancellor Dr Ora Renagi has announced the extension of its partnership with Australia’s James Cook University .
Two weeks ago, James Cook University approved its partnership agreement extension with A$2.5 million (K5.98mil) towards Unitech in supporting the improvement on teaching quality.
“Such assistance is geared towards building the capacity of local human resources to assist locally in the industries that we have,” Renagi said in Lae last Friday.
He also thanked European Union for the quality compliance laboratory equipment that was commissioned saying this would further enhance human resources for downstream processing in agriculture, fisheries and other sectors.
“Such facilities and others will enable analysis on products that we have in the country especially the natural resources,” he said.
“If we are to sell our products overseas, then they have to meet certain standards of the world markets.”
Renagi added that the equipment would not only generate funds for the university but also create an environment which professionals could be trained.
European Union ambassador to PNG Ioannis Giokarakis who was also present last Friday at Unitech said the donation made for the lab equipment is to ensure and further strengthen the co-operation that EU had with PNG.

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