10 May 2012

30 students from Bougainville will soon head to Philippines for study

10:43 am on 10 May 2012

Thirty students in the Papua New Guinea province of Bougainville leave next week to begin university study in Cebu in the Philippines from next month.

Organizer, Nick Peniai, says the project, initiated by the president of the autonomous Bougainville government, John Momis, aims to have as many students as possible in Philippines universities and technical schools to raise skills across different sectors.

The New Dawn website reports Mr Peniai saying that under the current training system Bougainvilleans take years to qualify and the province has not got time to play around.

He says Bougainville needs to train its manpower for fields that are immediately needed with plans to develop businesses in Bougainville.