It is by the grace of God that this St Nicholas College developed from a simple Mothers’ Union Kindergarten to its status as a college.
Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia The Most Rev. David Vunagi made the statement at school’s graduation last Friday.
Vunagi said a college is an institution that provides higher education.
“The Diocese of Central Melanesia will of course want to see St. Nicholas College move away from the kind of education that only creates illusion of hope for our students,” he said.
“Our present education system only allows our students to go through a process of systematic disorientation.”
Vunagi said about 80 percent of the population live in the rural areas and depends on subsistence agriculture.
“We need an education system that trains and equips students to be innovative and creative in life.
“Our students need to develop the subsistence way of life to deliver economic benefits to help themselves and their communities.
“Solomon Islands economy has reached the saturation level because we are only educating a selected few and the mass is either watching or sleeping at the side –line.”
By ELLIOT DAWEA