Monday, October 25, 2010

University of Goroka receives new books from Mormons

President Fata (left) donating the books to early childhood head of department Dr Dinah Ope with deputy librarian Kametan Parkop (centre) looking on
The University of Goroka was last Friday the recipient of a donation of early childhood text books from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
President Fata of the Port Moresby Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was on campus to present the donation of books to the value of K10, 500 to the department of early childhood studies of the education faculty at UOG.
The donation came about after President Fata toured the campus in May this year and saw first hand the need for books at the university. 
He then contacted dead of department for early childhood studies Dr Dinah Ope and arrangements began to order the books from the United States of America.
President Fata said he was happy to help the university with its need for books as he had previously seen a lot of empty shelves in the library on his first visit to the campus.
Dr Ope said the donation was timely and she was grateful to have the books funded by the church.
 “There are currently no books on early childhood in the library so these are the first batch for the programme,” she said.
“ Students will start to use them next year”, said Dr Ope.
The donation was also witnessed by members of the Goroka Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, education faculty, library and other staff of the university.

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