Vice Chancellor of the 10-year-old SINU, Professor Transform Aqorau, highlights the importance of the only national tertiary institution to the future of the country
SOLOMON Islands University (SINU) plays a very important role in shaping the future of the country through the development of its human resource.
This was highlighted by the newly appointed Vice Chancellor (VC), Professor Dr Transform Aqorau, yesterday in a celebration to mark the university’s tenth anniversary.
The colourful event was staged at the Panatina Lower area which was the hosting venue for the Festival of Pacific Arts in 2012. The theme of the 10th anniversary celebration was ‘Decade of Resilience, Commitment for the Future of Hope.’
Both former and current SINU executive, both former and staff and students and government officials, diplomats and members of the public turned up to witness the celebration.
Professor Dr Aqorau said the role played by the university is important in shaping and developing the country’s human resource.
“We all know that Solomon Islands National University is a vital institution that plays a significant role in shaping the future of our country.”
He said the university is where young people develop their skills and acquire knowledge.
“It is a place where young minds come to learn to grow and develop their skills and knowledge. It is also a place where research is conducted and innovative ideas can be germinated.”
Professor Dr Transform said over the past decade, SINU has grown into a leading institution of higher learning in the country.
“And we are proud of its achievements and I would like to say this to all of you who have been involved in the establishment of this institution,” he said.
He also acknowledged former Prime Minister, Gordon Darcy Lilo, who was present at the occasion, former Minister of Education and Human Resource Development, Dick Ha’amori, whose tenures in office saw the transformation of the former Solomon Islands College of Higher Education (SICHE) into SINU.
Professor Dr Aqorau also acknowledged former chancellors, former vice chancellors, former council chairs and former senior executive members who were present yesterday.
“And many, many of you who were part of this journey, I’d like to say thank you very much as we are very proud of your achievements and achievements of the university. “As we all know, education is the cornerstone of any nation’s development. Because it is through education that we can create a skilled workforce that can contribute to the growth and prosperity of our country.”
By MOFFAT MAMU