Solomon Islands National University (SINU) now has its own computer facility at Kukum campus.
The new computer labs consists of 120 desktop computers in which 67 of them have been installed in the main computer lab while the remaining one have been distributed to smaller labs.
The labs have been arranged with work stations and the PCs are connected to central 10KVA UPS system and associated electrical wiring including power points, circuit breakers and electrical switchboard.
With the opening of the new computer facilities at the institution, students now will have easy access to computer and internet access within the campus.
The computer labs will open from 8am in the morning and close at 9pm in the night from Mondays to Fridays, but will remain close on weekends and public holidays to allow students to do their studies.
Now that SINU has computer facilities, SINU Vice Chancellor Dr. Glynn Galo said in the future SINU will be looking at offering basic computer skill classes for members of the public at a certain cost.
He said this will assist the university to earn some income to help offset some of its operational costs.
The new computer facility was officially opened by the Minister of Education and Human Resources Dr. Derek Sikua in the presence of SINU Vice Chancellor Glynn Galo, fellow staff and students’ yesterday morning.
By Biriau Wilson Saeni