Wednesday, 13 August 2014 7:46 AM

Schools to Debate on Country's Future

The Australian High Commission will today host the inaugural G’Day Solomons Great Debate for senior students in Honiara.

Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, Mr Andrew Byrne, said the High Commission was excited to be hosting an event which provides a platform for students to express their views about key issues affecting the future of Solomon Islands.

“The Australian High Commission is happy to be able to assist these students to not only develop their confidence in public speaking, but also to think critically about the development of their country” Mr Byrne said.

“I am looking forward to a robust and enlightening debate.”

Students from four Honiara high schools will face-off over two thought-provoking topics.

Betikama and Saint Nicholas will debate “Solomon Islands must become independent from aid to be a truly sovereign nation”, while Saint Joseph’s and Selwyn will consider whether “the most important thing for Solomon Islands prosperity is to empower women and girls.”

The G’Day Solomon Islands Great Debate is a part of the Australian High Commission’s annual public diplomacy program.

 

Source: Press Release, Australian High Commission

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