Four hundred and sixteen Plant Operator and Motor Vehicle Driving Courses students graduated from the Mapex Training Institute in Port Moresby just recently.
These students were those who missed out on selection to continue formal education but were given a second chance through the Mapex Training Institute.
Mapex training Institute Managing Director Marcus Palem Kara said the aim of the institute is to contribute to human resource development in the country.
Mr. Kara paid special tribute to the sponsors, stakeholders and parents who contributed to the development of the students in providing funding support.
Mr. Kara highlighted that the batch of graduates are the second batch for this year from the Plant Operator and Motor Vehicle Driving Courses.
“This graduation is a small graduation which comprised of staff, stakeholders, the office of the Department of Higher Education (DHERST) and representatives from the office of the Governor of Central Province the Honourable Rufina Peter, the Honourable John Kaupa member for North- East and the Honourable Agena Gamai , Delta Fly Open member, and you parents.”
Kara added that the sponsors are very important people, because it is their support and kind assistance that paid off today at the graduation.
Out of the 416 students who graduated, one 147 were students from Central Province who came under the Central Governor’s Tertiary Tuition Support Grants.
In total, Central Province has the highest number of students enrolled at Mapex Training Institute with about 601 students attending Mapex this year and a total cost of K721,200 was paid with each students allocated K1, 200 each as tuition fees.
Education Co-coordinator from the Central Governor’s office, Mr. Henry Kita, who attended the graduation on behalf of the Governor for Central Province, said he is proud of the graduating students and thanked Madam Governor for believing in second chance and also thanked Mapex Training Institute for providing the avenue for students to make a career in the future.