POM Business College aims to go national

The Port Moresby Business College aims to establish more of its subsidiary institutions around the country.

And with a motivation, which has seen dramatic developments recently, the college may well achieve this.

Principal John August informed Loop PNG the institution has a clear vision and with the support of dedicated staff and the Board of Governors a lot of change has come about.        

“We started off by developing the curriculum and when that was done we had to develop the facilities to compliment the curriculum,” he said.

Many of the infrastructure developments delivered follow a major fundraising drive undertaken by the college.

This has resulted in the completion of six computer labs, A tourism and hospitality restaurant, and a recently completed electricity supply upgrading project.

The college has also begun groundwork for the development of five staff houses, which is also self funded.

A multi-purpose hall was also recently opened following financial support from the Government. A new tourism and hospitality restaurant is also being built with government funds.

August says once all these have been fully completed they will turn their attention elsewhere.

“Once the projects are done we are hoping to get funding from the Higher Education Department to fund developments in Kavieng.

“We were hoping to start on Vanimo and elsewhere but we have to get our Kavieng branch up and running properly,” he said.

The college is fast becoming a popular education institute enrolling grade 10 and grade 12 school leavers.

Enrollments have increases steadily with plans to register 1,300 school leavers next year.

Cedric Patjole