THERE is a need for new modern facilities and buildings to facelift the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) as most of the buildings are old, says Vice Chancellor Dr Glynn Galo.
Dr Galo made the remarks at the university’s open day yesterday at the Kukum campus.
He said the schools have served their purposes but now they need to be progressively replaced.
“The management’s plans in so far as new building projects are concerned are that we wish to change the face of the university’s physical appearance,” Dr Galo said.
“Most of the buildings in the Solomons are boring and are rectangular in shape. We want to have in place buildings with modern facilities and that possess some character in them.”
He said the university wish to have facilities that you will find in modern buildings at any universities in overseas.
“We want our students to have access to good modern buildings and facilities.”
Dr Galo has outlined some major new infrastructure developments plans in place since the launching of the university.
This includes the new School of Education and Humanities complex, department of Marine Fisheries complex at Ranadi campus to be sponsored by Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and other school complexes to be based at the Schools of Kukum campus.
“The Vice-Chancellor’s complex at the Kukum campus and student facilities will be addressed as and when finance is available,” Dr Galo stressed.
The university boss said when these buildings are completed; they will progressively and permanently alter the physical appearance of the university and contribute to providing an environment very conducive for learning.
“That is our goal,” the Vice Chancellor said.
By TRIXIE CARTER