Academic year delayed in Malaita

VARIOUS schools in Malaita have not properly commenced the 2020 academic year as more teachers have not reached their respective schools yet. According to the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) school calendar, registration should begin on Monday 20th January and the academic year should begin on 27th January. However, a visit to…

Untrained teachers undergo training

ABOUT 95 untrained teachers in the Western Province are undergoing Teachers in Training (TIT) course. The training is being conducted in the Western provincial capital, Gizo. It was conducted by the Ministry of Education Education with funding support from the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). According to the Dr.…

Leprosy day marked here

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) together with the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday commemorated this year’s world Leprosy day in Honiara. The event was celebrated based on the theme ‘Triple Zero Campaign: Zero Transmission, Zero Disabilities and Zero Discrimination.’ Speaking on behalf of the permanent secretary, National Director of Nursing Michael Larui said…

Work on CT Scan to start this year

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Service’s $17 million project is expected to commence this year and it is understood a contractor has already been awarded the contract through the appropriate tender processes. According to 2020 Appropriation Bill 2019, the government has already allocated funds through its Ministry of Health and Medical Services for this…