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Marape: Technically-Skilled People Needed in Papua New Guinea

In launching the new Jiwaka provincial headquarters at Kurumul, Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has emphasized the need for technically-skilled people.

PM Marape said that the government will be elevating and upgrading the Tombil Vocational Centre into a fully-fledged Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) college.

“Our country is developing and we need carpenters, mechanics, plumbers and others who can develop our province and country,” he said. “We don’t only need university graduates, but also technically-skilled people who are the real backbone of our country. Jiwaka, as a new province, needs people with such skills and a workforce base to develop. Therefore, we want those who completed grades 10 and 12 but could not make it into colleges, to enrol in those TVET programmes.”

PM Marape also said that Grades 8, 10, and 12 school leavers should consider Flexible Open Distance Education (FODE) and continue their education.

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