The government of Solomon Islands must support the Diploma Correctional Administration and certificate in Correctional Practice at the Correctional Academy in Queensland, which is now benefiting CSSI officers.
This was the message of the Acting commissioner of the Correctional Service of Solomon Islands (CSSI) William Ahea, when speaking at the graduation of the recent batch of students.
More than 20 officers from the CSSI have graduated after completing their Diploma Correctional Administration and certificate in Correctional Practice at the Correctional Academy in Queensland.
“I would like to appeal to the Solomon Islands government to support the future transition period for the continuity of this programme,” Ahea said.
He added that the organisation is extremely happy with the training.
The training was Early Management Development Programme, the Certificate in Correctional Practice and the Diploma in Correctional Practice.
Ahea said that the aim of the organisation was for all the staff to have access to the programme; Diploma in Correctional Administration, so that in the future it can be accredited by the Solomon Islands national University (SINU).
The acting CSSI boss further reminded the graduates that it is important for them to put into practice all the knowledge and skills gained from the programme, when they return to serve in their workplace.
“Please let us team together to move the organisation forward,” he concluded.
By LESLEY SANGA