Solomon Islands National University’s (SINU) Student Academic Services (SAS) has failed to convey requested information to the government.
He highlighted this in his speech during SINU’s second graduation ceremony last Friday. SINU was established in 2013 from what used to be the Solomon Islands College of Higher Education.
Sogavare raised the matter in relation to the various requests made to obtain the record of the total number of candidates who applied to study at the University in 2015 as well as the actual number of available places.
But he said the university’s SAS failed to provide the information.
“A record of the total number of candidates who applied to study at our National University in 2015 and the actual number of available places would have been useful information.
“Unfortunately, despite numerous requests made to the University’s Student Academic Services to supply this information, it was not forthcoming,” Sogavare stated.
He said he hopes such failure is not a true reflection of the National University.
“I hope the Student Academic Service’s failure to provide acceptable service – in this particular case – is not a true reflection of what our National University is all about.
“Because the hunger for higher education is clearly there so it is in our best interest as a country to try as best as we can to support our young people attain a tertiary or university education,” the prime minister said.
He also said that SINU is standing in the forefront of moving forward in a remarkable cause in supporting young people to be part of a higher level of education.
By RONALD TOITO’ONA