Institute dubbed for ‘University Status’
The Institute of Business Studies was dubbed by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Ms Delilah Gore as an institute that was ready for a ‘University Status’. Ms Gore said this when giving her keynote address as the chief guest at the Institute’s 15th Graduation Ceremony.
That is great news for IBS who just turned 25 this year and has been providing quality education services to Papua New Guineans for the last two and a half decades.
Ms Gore said she had her discussions with the Commission of Higher Education (CHE) and its board to grant IBS the University status. She specifically said that it was her desire to see IBS as a University, for it has served Papua New Guinea in training and graduating young Papua New Guineans who are in all the parts of the country contributing to the PNG Workforce and the economy of the country
More than 200 students walked out of the Institute of Business Studies on Friday the 4th April 2014, with their Diplomas and Degrees in various fields of studies at the 15th Annual Graduation of the Institute.
Totaling 230, these students graduated in the fields of ‘Bachelor in Business (Accounting), Bachelor in Business (Information Systems), Bachelor in Information Technology, Advanced Diploma in Business (Accounting), Advanced Diploma in Business (Human Resource Management), Advanced Diploma in Business (Marketing), Advanced Diploma in Information Technology, Diploma in Business, and the Diploma in Information Technology.
This ceremony was graced by the Minister for Higher Education, Science and Technology, Ms Delilah Gore, an academic partner representative, the Department Head of the Information Technology department of the Southern Cross University in Australia, Dr Bruce Armstrong as well as other academic and industry partners like Mr Yuwak Tau the Acting Executive Director of CPA, PNG and others. Also present were parents and relatives of the graduating students.