Graduating students of the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) have been urged to make a difference in the daily lives of our people.
Manasseh Sogavare made the reminder as a challenge to the graduands during Friday’s graduation ceremony at the Maranatha hall, east Honiara.
“For you the graduating students my challenge to you as the Prime Minister of this country representing more than half a million people, is the same one as any one of us who has already attained a university or tertiary qualification confronts,” he said.
“That is; how to make things happen in our urban and especially rural communities, or make a difference in our peoples’ everyday lives,” the Prime Minister said.
He also questioned how the students will participate in the social and economic development of the country and how they will put the knowledge and skills they have gained from the university into proper practice.
“As a graduate, how can you proactively participate in the social and economic development of our country?
“How can the skills, knowledge, values and attitudes gained from attending the Solomon Islands National University be demonstrated by you in the world outside of studying?”
Sogavare also said there are many more questions the SINU graduates should be asking themselves in order to help make a real difference in the lives of our people in this country after their education at the national university.
By RONALD TOITO’ONA