CARETAKER Minister of Education and Human Resource Development, Dick Haámori suggests that Solomon Islands National University must prepares itself to be the ‘University of Choice’ where students can go to in order to be trained to function and operate.
The caretaker minister of education made the suggestion at SINU open day on Thursday.
He challenged the students to prepare themselves to be effective operators in the so call third world countries and economies.
“This should be the place where students come for training to become good accountants in the so call third world economies.
“And also where students come to be trained as doctors who can operate and function effectively in rural communities,” he stressed.
He said this should be the University of Choice for those who will be teachers in very remote schools with virtually no ready-made teaching and learning resources.
The minister pointed out that graduates of SINU must be known for their innovations.
“This country cannot accept anything less than these kinds of attributes,” he said.
He said most universities he knows of only prepare their students to function and operate in economies that are different to their own.
“The general argument is so that they can raise the standard of their economies to the similitude of the so call first world economies.”
By TRIXIE CARTER