Government officials have successfully completed their round of dialogues to enhance quality education and training needs in the country.

A statement from the Government Communications Unit (GCU) of the Prime Minister and Cabinet says that officials representing the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Ministry of National Planning and Development Coordination, Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development, Finance and Treasury and Ministry of Public Service, held successful and fruitful discussions with the MEHRD Senior Management.

This meeting is to wrap up the series of dialogues with the two leading institutions University of the South Pacific Solomon Islands Center (USPSI) and the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) since early this month.

The Officials briefed MEHRD on the Government’s Redirection Policy, future training opportunities for SI Students, and academic performance of our students at the tertiary institutions.

The meeting noted the successful cooperation between Government and the USP and SINU over the years and the keen interest of these institutions to support the Government, with its manpower training and Human Resources Development of the Country.

The meeting was also briefed on the SIG students’ enrollment at the academic two institutions as well as the various courses and programmes offered, and the keen interest to take on more students in the future.

Officials were later briefed on a number of Post Graduate Courses as well as Research Opportunities offered at both USP and SINU and commended these Institutions for these initiatives, which will help the country.

One of the issues highlighted in their discussions with MEHRD officials was the importance of undertaking programme audit and monitoring of all SIG sponsored students at both USP and SINU to ensure compliance and that they complete their programmes and training on time and according to their scholarship awards.

The meeting welcomes the opportunity to hold future dialogue and meetings with the Ministry and both USPSI Center and SINU, to enhance their cooperative efforts and collaboration.

Source: GCU