He told the graduating student of the school of Business and Public Policy, Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Law that universities could give the knowledge and skills but it would entirely be up to them to create their own world.
“Virtues like honesty, hard work, they always reap the benefits. Be transparent and you must look at yourself and think of your value as a human being so that people will talk about you at the back,” he said.
He said quality will always remain a key part of the university’s aim of delivery tertiary education.
“We continue to have our staff studying overseas and returning with PhDs, and that is hard work, with master’s degrees to
continue to contribute to this nation’s development in terms
of the human resource,” Malaibe said.
“In 2017, 125 publications was produced by staff of this university and published in international and local journals.”
He said the school of business and administration has introduced a new programme – the graduate diploma in governance.
“It is a joint partnership between the UPNG, through the school, and the central bank with a sponsorship of K300,000,” he said.
“This programme will help the skills of those who serve the boards throughout the country and become directors.
“The greatest challenge for any country is decision-making, you must make decisions that is based on reality so that you can face those challenges, so that is the new contribution from UPNG.”
He also thanked the parents for their support of their children in things like fees. “Parents’ fees are very important because these are the fees that are at the bank,”he said. “It is important to have money at the bank so that you can run institutions.
“While our Government is having difficulty in funding…the money that is in the bank is what that determines quality in any point in time.” The National