PARENTS need to make a lot of sacrifices inorder to send their children to school and acquire quality education.
This is because gone are the days when we only rely entirely on the subsistence farming to meet our needs.
“We are now at the cross road for which we now drifting towards the cash economy,” the Minister of Education and Human Resource Lanelle Tanangada highlighted this at the ceremony to commemorate for the first time in ‘International Education Day’ on Tuesday.
She stressed that sending our children to schools will come with a lot of sacrifice.
“However, we must also not forget that our book tabu – the Holy Bible has inspired us to sacrifice in order to receive blessings,” she said.
She further pointed out importance of investing in our children’s education today for a better future.
“Our sacrifice and commitment towards supporting the children of Solomon Islands come about because there are something urgent we care to achieve.
“And that is to ensure that our children of today and tomorrow can achieve some benefits,” she said.
The minister therefore, highlighted some of the benefits from attaining education, which are not limited to the following:
- Accelerate progress against the Sustainable Development Goal 4 (Quality Education);
- Break the cycle of poverty;
- Improve health outcomes;
- Prepare people for decent jobs with opportunities to reskill and upskill;
- Progress peace and social cohesion; and
- Mitigate the climate and protracted crisis.
She said, the country’s education system is maturing and will continue to do so, providing a relevant and quality education for the children and youths of this country.
Therefore, she encourages all parents and guardians to ensure their children attend school and continue to learn.
“Gone are the days that we only rely entirely on our subsistence farming to meet our needs.
“We are now at the cross road for which we now drifting towards the cash economy.
“We must strive to be able to survive the changes,” she said.
By MOFFAT MAMU
Gizo News Bureau