KPHL supports UNITECH Engineering

The University of Technology received a cheque of more than K140 000 from Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited to purchase equipment that will upgrade accreditation for engineering students to International standards and help the institution meet the Washingt

The accord establishes the standard and benchmark for professional engineering education across countries and provides assurance when an engineering degree is awarded by one of its member countries, the degree is recognized by all other members in the Washington Accord.

PNG is not a member of the Accord yet but is progressing towards becoming a member through financial assistance as such.

 “The funds from KPHL will be used to procure equipment for engineering departments to deliver foundation subjects under the new engineering programs due to be rolled out in February 2019” said Managing Director of KPHL Wapu Sonk.

KPHL’s participation towards meeting this accreditation aligns with its corporate vision to create opportunities for Papua New Guineans.

 “Becoming a member of the Accord will elevate UNITECH’s international profile and attract more high quality students to the refreshed programs. In addition it will enhance the university’s reputation of producing high quality engineering graduates with international employment opportunities” said Dr Ora Renagi, Acting Vice Chancellor of University of Technology .

Carolyne Ure