‘All sectors contribute to education development’

Almost every sector of the Ministry of Education has a part to play in developing competent, committed and professional teachers, says the deputy secretary of the Ministry James Bosamata. Speaking on the theme “Teacher Professional Learning Development and Scholarship opportunities,” yesterday he  highlighted the importance of working together to achieve competent, committed and professional teachers.…

Education conference underway

A conference on developing competent, committed and professional teachers for Solomon Islands is currently underway at the Mendana Hotel. The purpose of the conference is to inform the design of the National Teacher Education Development Plan for the next three years.  The conference also provided an opportunity for all education stakeholders to build and grow…

AWPA’s letter to Forum leaders

Dear Editor – This is an open letter to Pacific Islands Forum Leaders from the Australia West Papua Association (AWPA) in Sydney, Australia. Dear Pacific Islands Forum leaders – on behalf of the Australia West Papua Association (Sydney), I am writing to you concerning the deteriorating human rights situation in West Papua. There has been…

Delegation visit disaster village

THE DELEGATION from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) and Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) led by Minister Bartholomew Parapolo made a short visit to Biche village early last week. The aim of the visit was to see some shrines (tourism attractions) in the village and also visit the villagers after they were traumatised…

New tool to boost literacy

MAJURO, MARSHALL ISLANDS – An Asian Development Bank (ADB)-assisted pilot project with financing from Japan is using an innovative new education tool to boost literacy and numeracy development in the North Pacific. Results from the first use of the Early Grade Learning Assessment (EGLA) instrument were unveiled by ADB at a presentation during the 29th…

PM meets Fiu hydro task force

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Monday met the Fiu Hydro Land and Resource Owners Taskforce where he was presented with the group’s strategic work plan for 2015-2017. The Fiu Land and Resource Owners comprised of various landowning groups and tribes involved in the Fiu Hydro Power Project on Malaita. In December 2011, the twenty eight…

USP to open doors for public

THE University of the South Pacific (USP) Solomon Islands Campus will open its door to the general public as part of celebrating its (USP) Open Day, Friday 7th next week. The Open Day which held annually in every semester two is a very crucial day in the university’s calendar.  “USP Open Day is a day…