SINU academic staff undergo professional development

Academic staff at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) are currently participating in a professional development programme to improve their teaching and assessment practices. The university’s Vice-Chancellor, Dr Glynn Galo, has formed a partnership with Volunteer Service Abroad in New Zealand who have contracted Dr Elly Govers to develop and facilitate the professional development programme.…

Students to study in UK

TWO local students will be heading to United Kingdom (UK) to study at the University of Manchester. They will join other 15 students from the Pacific who are also studying at the university. The successful recipients are Jerry Siota and Rawcliffe Ziza. Mr Siota works at the Ministry of Public Service and Mr Ziza at…

2014 draft awareness for Makira/Ulawa

Makira/Ulawa has started its week-long provincial awareness on the 2nd 2014 Draft Federal Constitution of Solomon Islands in Kirakira on Monday. In attendance are about 50 participants are including chiefs, community and church leaders, women, business representatives, government officials and professionals from Makira/Ulawa province, the province’s former and current politicians, and Members of the Provincial…

MP supports Federalism process

West Makira Member of Parliament (MP) Derrick Manu’ari has expressed support towards the proposed Federal system. Speaking during the 2nd 2014 Draft Federal Constitution of Solomon Islands in Kira Kira recently, he said that while he stands as a member of the Opposition to the Government; upon viewing the presentation on Unitary to Federalism he…

$3.7m payout over discussed: PMO

THE government’s $3.7 million payout made in the name of Aggressor Solomons Limited (ASL) has been over-discussed therefore the Prime Ministers Officer (PMO) cannot make comments. That was according a very senior official from the Prime Minister’s Office who wanted to remain anonymous. “This issue has been over-discussed therefore we cannot make anymore further comments,”…

Uni students remain neutral

THE Solomon Islands National University Students Association (SINUSA) says it remain independent amidst the current strike action taken by the university lecturers. SINUSA president George Apato said, yesterday the body has made its decision to stay neutral amidst the problem affecting the lecturers. “Few weeks ago, we have intended to support the lecturers. “It is…

Gov’t increases support to SINU

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) as of next year 2016 will receive an additional funding support of SBD$7 million, to its recurrent budget. Minister of Education and Human Resources Development Dr. Derrick Sikua announced on Monday this week, cabinet has already approved the SBD$7 million increase for SINU. “Each year, the government normally supported…