Enga College of Nursing

K2m for Enga College of Nursing

The Minister for National Planning and Monitoring, Richard Maru, handed the funding over to Enga Governor, Chief Sir Peter Ipatas, at the second graduation ceremony for the Enga School of Nursing on Wednesday, 6th June.

Minister Maru said PNG is short of about 2,400 nurses.

“Government is very much aware of the shortage of nurses and aging nursing workforce. And the truth is this; our health indicators are among the poorest in the Pacific.

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Davis was speaking during the ground breaking ceremony of K6.7 million students’ mess and a dormitory construction at the Enga College of Nursing, Enga Province, last week.

He said he was particularly happy with the Enga Provincial Government, under the leadership of Governor Sir Peter Ipatas, because he was investing in education and health. These were his government’s priority partnership programs in Papua New Guinea.

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Sir Peter told students and staff at the Sopas campus near Wabag town that he was happy to see a total of more than 180 students from last and this year coming from all over the country while many critics still  thought the province was a bad place for outsiders to go and live.

According to administration staff of the college, a big number of students came from Central, Milne Bay, New Ireland, Bougainville, Manus, East New Britain, Jiwaka, Eastern Highlands, Western Highlands, Mendi, West Sepik and National Capital District.