Vocational officials learn from Indonesia visit

Education, Normal

The National, Monday October 21st, 2013

 THE Papua New Guinea Government should fully fund and provide training facilities and equipment, some education officials say.

This will be among five other recommendations forwarded to the relevant authorities following a successful visit by 15 education officials from Lions Morata Technical Vocational Education Training Institute Port Moresby to Indonesia.

The team, with centre manager Hillary Damke and regional inspector of the Education Department Oli Mark, conducted a comparative study at six vocational schools (technical, economic and tourism, hotel and tourism, information technology, and craft schools) in Jayapura, from Sept 25-29.

Indonesian Embassy in Port Moresby, in cooperation with the Indonesian consulate in Vanimo, the city government of Jayapura and Papua province facilitated the trip. 

Recommendations will include advanced IT training for teachers and implementing teacher and student exchange programmes with Indonesia.