64 students to graduate from APTC

SIXTY four Solomon Islands students undertaking studies under the Australia Pacific Technical College (APTC) will be graduating today. In a statement yesterday APTC said Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands His Excellency Roderick Brazier will be the guest speaker at today’s ceremony. The students will be graduating from 10 programmes which include community services, engineering…

Centre takes delivery of new school bus

The Red Cross operated Special Development Centre (SDC) at Rifle Range in West Honiara has take delivery of a new 30-seater school bus yesterday. This came after Japanese Ambassador to Solomon Islands Kenichi Kimiya and the SDC Principal Jiope Ralulu Iputu signed a cheque worth SBD$461,566.75 for the purchase of the new bus in October…

SINU’s million dollar project sealed

A new teaching and learning facility worth $120million will be constructed at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Panatina Campus commencing next year. To seal the deal, the national university yesterday signed an agreement with China’s Civil Engineering Construction Cooperation (CCECC) to kick off construction work of this new facility comes 2017. Witnessing the historic occasion…

Gov’t to set up new scholarship division

The Government will establish a new Department within the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) to administer the government’s scholarship programme. The new department will be called the Solomon Islands Tertiary Education and Skills Division. Permanent Secretary of MEHRD Dr Franco Rodi said the department will reduce workload at the Ministry and at…

Local wins Student Excellence Awards in New Zealand

A Solomon Islander Chelcia Gomese studying under a New Zealand Government Scholarship was recently recognised as one of the Wellington’s best all round International student. Chelcia received the award for her community contribution including volunteering for a number of organisations and causes and being a student buddy to students from all over the world. She…

APTC, SINU sign partnership

The Australia Pacific Technology College (APTC) together with the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Institute of Tourism and Hospitality has signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) yesterday. The signing which pave ways for both institutions to collaborate in developing the tourism and hospitality sector and its human resources here took place at the SINU Institute…

SINTA pushes hard on teachers’ concerns

SOLOMON Islands National Teachers Association (SINTA) is pushing hard to ensure long outstanding issues and concerns affecting teachers are resolved over time. SINTA General Secretary Robert Lafisi revealed this in an interview saying the SINTA is pushing hard to seek answers. He highlighted a number of issues which includes salary rise, absenteeism and housing allowance.…

SI share lessons on skills development with Australia’s TVET Leaders

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) has shared lessons from Solomon Islands’ own tertiary and skills education sector reform process with Australia’s TVET leaders. Dr Franco Rodie attended the TAFE Directors Australia annual convention in Melbourne Australia as a special overseas guest. TAFE Directors Australia is a peak advisory…