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 SINU with SBD $15 million in its recurrent budget, but as of next year 2016, the government will put an additional SBD$7 million on top of the SBD$15 million.
“This latest financial boost will see the National Institute increase its yearly recurrent budget from SBD $15 million to SBD $22 million in total a year,” Dr Sikua said.
He said the increase is part of the current Democratic Coalition for Change Government’s continuous commitment to boost the learning environment and resources at the National Institute.
In appreciation of the god news, the Vice Chancellor of SINU Dr. Glynn Galo thanked the government for the commitment.
“The money will greatly help in the ongoing development of our national institute.”
By BIRIAU WILSON SAENI