THE Solomon Islands National University (S.I.N.U) has clarified transcript query by some disgruntled former students studying at the Distance Flexible Learning (DFL) at Panatina Campus east Honiara.
The disgruntle students took to the social media last week, saying that DFL Panatina Centre couldn’t produce their transcripts despite the fact that they have completed their tuition fees.
The transcripts were for years 2019, 2020 and 2021.
A school fee payer who wishes to remain anonymous told this paper last week that the transcripts are important for their children because they can use the transcripts to apply for job.
“They want the transcripts because they want to apply for a job,” the school fee payer argued.
He said SINU should clarify why their children didn’t receive their transcripts when they asked for them at the DFL Panatina Campus.
However, SINU Senior Marketing and Promotion Officer/Public Relation Officer Estee B Lonamei has clarified the students’ concern, in a brief interview at the SINU Kukum Campus, recently.
He said as per University’s academic policy, Transcripts can only be issued by the University’s Student Academy Office (SAS).
He said Faculties and centres only provide provisional grades and not the transcripts.
“Transcripts can only be issued once the students completed his/her study at SINU and have NO outstanding fees.
“DFL advised my office that grades (not transcripts) for 2019, 2020 and 2021 are available at the centre.
“Students who have problem accessing them should contact the DFL Manager,” he said.
He also explained the delay of the grades for the students and school fee payers to understand.
“The delay of grades at DFL is due to the two marking schedules per trimester they implemented.
“This is to allow the flexible part of learning and also to hire outside markers to mark bulk work,” he said.
By LACHLAN EDDIE