The Remington Group announced a new partnership with Butuka Academy Secondary School today. This partnership is part of the Remington Group’s ongoing development program as we help build a brighter future for the coming generations of Papua New Guineans, assisting them to reach their highest potential. The Remington Group has pledged to support the school by sponsoring three prizes as an incentive for their best Grade 10 and Grade 12 ICT students, and overall grade 12 Dux of the Butuka Academy in 2022.
“The Remington Group is heavily encouraged by its owner to support education for PNG students, wherever we can do so. We do our best to target our support in the ICT and technical spaces because this is where we have the most expertise, says Peter Goodwin, CEO at Remington Group. We have recently commenced offering formal apprenticeships to our technicians, and soon we will also offer similar printing industry apprenticeships. This strategy allows us to provide real work opportunities for our PNG children and at the same time gives them formal credentials when they complete their apprenticeships.”
“We are very grateful to The Remington Group for their assistance this year because 2022 will see the school’s very first batch of grade 12’s graduate,” says Florendo Tuguinay, Director of Butuka Academy Secondary School. “This year the school’s main objective is to improve our student’s grades throughout the school and see more of them enter tertiary education, and incentives such as this from The Remington Group will encourage our students to work harder.”
Butuka Academy Secondary School have received support from the Remington Group in the past, the Group has now gone further to establish this annual partnership which will challenge and boost students in their pivotal years, grades 10 and 12. The need to develop ICT skills in our children today is crucial, considering how fast technology is advancing and the world becoming more digital, as students endeavour beyond grade 12, being digitally savvy will be an added advantage.
The Remington Group have been in PNG since 1948, and are committed to helping and providing opportunities to groom our next generation of leaders. The Group has provided three programs like the Graduate Program, Apprentice and On the Job training which is conducted annually. In 2021, twenty students have gone through these programs and benefited from the training to assist them to kick-start their careers.
Butuka Academy Secondary School officially opened in 2019, catering for students from pre-school to grade 9, at the end of this year they will see their very first batch of Grade 12’s graduate from the school. This is a huge milestone for the school and they will work towards providing the very best facilities and educational support for their students to shine.
Approved for Release by Chief Executive Officer, Peter Goodwin