Students who graduated from Solomon Islands National University (SINU) urged the university to finalise their certificates so that they can collect them.
On graduation day, the students were issued certificates that did not carry the signature of the chairman of SINU council Dr Culwich Togamae.
Those familiar with the processes said the Vice Chancellor, Dr Glyn Galo and SINU Council chairman Togamae are signatories on the certificates.
The students said it’s frustrating indeed to know that their certificates were partly signed.
“We turn up at the academy only to be told our certificates are yet to be signed,” said the students, most of whom are in-service teachers.
“This is important to us, as this will confirm to our education authorities that we are qualified teachers and are entitled to our entitlements.
“We have been without salaries; although we teach and attend school same time and we need these signatories to be quick so we can present them to our responsible education authorities,” said the teachers.
They said they cannot stay that longer without money and urged the SINU School Council and SINU administration to fast-track getting the signatories to sign their certificates.
The Vice Chancellor’s Office was contacted for comments but they declined to speak to the Sunday Star, saying they’ll issue a statement instead.
That statement has yet to be issued.
By BRADFORD THEONOMI