Students told to persevere

TOP female student from International Training Institute in Port Moresby told her fellow graduands that they will face many challenges in their career paths but must remain focused.

Shermaine Aihi, who received the principal award, student representative council award and dux award in advance diploma in accounting, encouraged them “to handle those challenges positively”.

Aihi using the graduation theme: “Intelligence plus character is the goal of a true education” said ITI had made them good citizens because of the quality in education.

Department of Higher Education Research Science and Technology (DHERST) acting secretary Francis Hualupmomi said the Government was focused in supporting private Institutions like ITI and technical and vocational education and training. Hualupmomi sait ITI was recognised by DHERST as a registered institution which the department stands ready to support.

“Starting next year, we will help students, who have no money to pay their school fees, through help (higher education loan programme),” he said.

“Good character and the attitude will keep you in a job for a long time.”

Hualupmomi urged the graduating students to behave well.

“We have limited spaces of employment within the work force, but you must dream big,” he said.

Hualupmomi encouraged the Grade 12 students to consider ITI as well as other tertiary institution before filling their school leaver forms.