Forestry awareness held in Mala schools

THE Auki Reforestation Unit officers have successfully conducted forestry awareness in nine schools around Malaita. They included Gwaidingale Community High School (CHS), Dala CHS,Faiako CHS,Gwauaoa CHS, Gwaigeo CHS,Kilusakwalo CHS, Daulusu CHS,Sinasau CHS and Alota’a CHS from the month of April and May 2016. According to the Auki principal forest officer Rony Aiwewe, the main objectives…

NTU to facilitate students’ repatriation

THE Ministry of Education’s National Training Unit is facilitating the repatriation of Solomon Islands students studying Papua New Guinea universities. The government after closely monitoring the political situation in PNG agreed to bring home students studying at UPNG, University of Technology (UNITECH) and University of Goroka (UOG). The planned repatriation of SI students is a…

Hospital reduces meals

The National Referral Hospital (NRH) in Honiara will no longer feeds guardians that look after any sick patient being admitted, as part of efforts to improve nutrition, counter malnutrition on patients and save costs. This new system will come into effect on Friday the 1st of July next month, the Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO)…

Rid out F7, says Sikua

THE Leader of Independent group Dr Derek Sikua has reiterated his call during the recent parliament sitting on the Minister of Education and Human Resources development (MEHRD) to seriously consider ridding the Form Seven (F7) secondary stream from its education system as early as 2017. Dr Sikua said it is an unnecessary burden to the…

PM accepts request to champion literacy

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has accepted an invitation to become the Champion of Literacy for Solomon Islands when he met with representatives of LASI (Literacy Association of Solomon Islands) and READ SI (Resources for Education to Advance Development in Solomon Islands) yesterday. The meeting held at the Prime Minister’s Office was requested by the two…