Monday, 19 October 2009 9:31 AM

Plans for National University Underway

The Solomon Island Government's plan for a national university are well underway, as Cabinet is about to discuss a paper that will pave the way for the university project.

This was revealed by the Prime Minister, Dr Derek Sikua at Selwyn College's graduation ceremony last Saturday.

Dr Sikua said that his government is working on a tertiary education policy that aims to provide more tertiary education opportunities to Solomon Islanders.

He said that the initiative for the policy was driven by the problem of securing space for tertiary students in overseas institutions by the government.

Dr Sikua said that the plans by the Church of Melanesia (COM) to establish a university in the country would help to provide more opportunities to Solomon Islanders in tertiary education.

Dr Sikua a former student of Selwyn College said the school has made a significant contribution to the country's human resources and the overall development of the nation.


Source: SIBC Online