SOLOMON Islands National University (SINU) is hoping to offer Bachelor of Accounting Degree programme next year.
SINU Vice Chancellor Dr Glynn Galo announced this at the university’s Open Day, Thursday.
Galo highlighted what the university have achieved so far in relations to its academic progress.
He said they are currently working on the Bachelor of Accounting Degree programme and are hoping to offer that in 2015.
“We experienced a little setback with the progress of the accounting degree. Much of it is related to human resources but we are trying our best to address them.
“We are working very closely with the Fiji National University to get this programme ready for delivery.”
He said Bachelor of Accounting will be the first degree programme they will deliver since their establishment as a university.
“Our next degree programme we wish to work on is Agriculture. We hope to roll this out in 2016,” Galo said.
He outlined their future plan is to strengthen the teaching degree and work on an information technology degree.
Galo said the university council board has completed a National Stakeholders Convention where ideas about the training needs of the Solomon Islands were discussed.
He added this will also guide the future development of courses they will offer at SINU.
He said it will take them sometime to put this in place.
Galo said some very important academic policies have been endorsed through the committee process of the university.
“This will allow us to better support the higher order activities of SINU. Also we are now in a better position to develop a student handbook of SINU.”
He said hopefully this booklet will be produced in the not too distant future.
In terms of new diploma and degree programs, the university has introduced diploma in construction management and bachelor of nursing majoring in Mid-wifery.
By TRIXIE CARTER