720 applications received for Australia Awards scholarships 2020 intake

(AHC Release): Applications closed on Tuesday 30 April for the Australia Awards 2020 intake. 720 applications were received and are now being independently assessed. The Australian High Commissioner His Excellency Mr Roderick Brazier thanked all applicants. ‘I’m delighted so many Solomon Islanders applied for an Australia Award again this year. Studying in Australia is a…

St Nicholas College marks 31st anniversary

Hundreds of supporters, parents, and officials joined the staff and students of St Nicholas College in Honiara to celebrate the school’s 31 years as a learning institution. St Nicholas was run by the Anglican Church of Melanesia and offered classes for kindergarten up to second school level. Cultural performances, speeches, music, shared stories and the…

New classroom for St Nicholas College

Saint Nicholas College’s primary school division has a new two-storey building classroom. The school unveiled its new facility during their 31st anniversary celebration yesterday. The new building cost $2.1 million and will house grade one to grade six streams. “The building is the most expensive facility so far that the school had undertaken but spacious and…

Crushing public outcry

…bring our students home now! THE rapid worsening of law and order in Papua New Guinea Universities has attracted overwhelming outcry by the public and Solomon islands students studying in the PNG Universities, for immediate repatriation. Reports reaching Solomon Star from the students and photos sent are clear evidences that warrant the government’s swift action…

Stop being ignorant: Opposition tells gov’t

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group is questioning the Government why they have yet to repatriate our students studying in Papua New Guinea. In a statement today the Opposition Group says whilst Government are saying they will repatriate our students, nothing has been done since. “What are you waiting for? The situation in PNG universities particularly UPNG, UNITECH…

Opposition urges gov’t to bring students home

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group is reiterating its call for the Government to repatriate Solomon Islands students studying in Papua New Guinea universities as soon as possible. In a statement today, the Parliamentary Opposition Group says whilst the High Commission Office is still awaiting news from authorities whether lectures would resume; the situation on the ground…

SIHC awaits advisories on 2016 academic year status from PNG institutions

Solomon Islands Government will be informed accordingly and in due course of the operational status of the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG), Papua New Guinea University of Technology (UNITECH) and University of Goroka for the rest of this academic year in light of the ongoing students’ protest situation in the biggest Melanesian state. The…