Fifteen lecturers of the Eastern Polytechnic have completed a three-week training on rough diamond identification and land reclamation.
The Integrated Diamond Management (MSI), which has been in the country for the past three years now, organized the training. The team leader of the Integrated Diamond Management Programme (IDMP), Ted Wittenberger, said they brought the training to the Eastern Polytechnic to make the process of valuing diamonds more reliable and sustainable.
He said they would hand over the training equipment to the college to make the knowledge handed to the lecturers more meaningful.
The vice principal of the college, Francis Foday, explained that with series of consultative meetings with representatives of IDMP, CEMMATS group of company a decision was taken to transfer the programme after IDMP would have pulled out on December 31 this year.
Mr Foday added that the graduates were all staff of the Eastern Polytechnic who had been trained by the CEMMATS group for a period of three weeks.
The staff will be the trainers for the programme which is about to commence in Koidu in Kono district specifically Woama campus Eastern Polytechnic.