​Over K5.5m infrastructure for college

​In what will go down as one of the highlights of the school year, a set of student accommodation and classrooms worth over K5.5 million were handed over to a college on Thursday (4th May) in Madang.

The Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the EU in PNG, Ioannis Giokarakis-Argyropoulus, and the Secretary of the Department of National Planning and Monitoring, Ms Hakaua Harry, opened the facilities and handed them over to the Madang Teacher Training College.

The event was witnessed by over 300 signatories, guests, visitors, students and patrons.

This is the biggest infrastructure investment the school has taken on since the establishment of the college in 1963.

The infrastructure will serve well over 600 students, meeting the National Government Universal Education plan of increasing teacher enrollments in the country by 2030.

In receiving the buildings, the Principal of MTTC, Petrus Diru, thanked the 600 million people of the 28 member countries of the EU for the gift of friendship, and promised to look after the assets to serve its purpose.

The infrastructure was built by Niugini Builders.

The dignitaries at the opening included the French Ambassador H.E Pascal Maubert, the EU Head of Cooperation, Ms. Mateja Peternelji, the Secretary of Education, Dr. Uke Kombra and his senior officers, Madang Provincial Administration, MTTC Council and Administration.

Press release