Governor General Sir Nathaniel Waena Visits Siche
Governor General Visits Siche
The Governor General Sir Nathaniel Waena yesterday encourage college authorities to initiate changes that are necessary to enhance the training of the country's human resource to build a prosperous Solomon Islands.
Sir Nathaniel made the remark when he visited the Solomon Islands College of Higher Education yesterday (SICHE) as part of a requirement under the SICHE Act.
Under the Act, the Governor General is a visitor to the college upon request or when it is deemed necessary to see the progress of both academic and physical developments at the college.
Sir Nathaniel said the responsibility of training the future manpower of Solomon Islands rests entirely on the shoulders of college authorities and staff to ensure a future of hope for the country.
"We must not depend on others to build this nation through education for us," he said. "We must shoulder that responsibility to produce our own manpower requirements to enjoy the economic wellbeing of all citizens of this nation".
Sir Nathaniel encouraged the SICHE Council to continue to enlighten the future of Solomon Islands through the various existing academic institutions at the college.
SICHE is the prime educational institution in the country and has been growing since, but experienced some recent difficult times throughout its existence.
Sir Nathaniel has visited different schools and campuses at SICHE and was briefed on the different academic aspects, developments and existing needs of the college.
Sir Nathaniel was accompanied by a high level delegation from the Ministry of Education and Human Resources including the Education Minister, Derick Sikua, his Permanent Secretary, Barnabas Anga and Under Secretary Donald Malasa.
The visit started at the SICHE School of Education at Panatina Campus through to the Schools of Natural Resources, Industrial Development, Business and Finance, Nursing and concluded at the School of Marine Studies.