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Monday, September 11, 2006

Students challenged to practice quality leadership

By Charles Kadamana

Minister for Public Service Hon Joses W. Sanga challenged Su’u National Secondary School students to be part of other Solomon Islanders to tackle leadership crisis in the country. Speaking at the school’s forms three and five graduation ceremony on Saturday, Mr Sanga said the biggest problem today in the country is leadership.

He said Solomon Islands desperately need quality leaders from in all levels of the society including students. The minister said lack of quality leadership is evident everywhere in Solomon Islands.

“We heard of corruptions in high places, we heard of discontentment in churches, we heard leaders taking other leaders to court. In communities we heard of land disputes and even corruption involving chiefs or village elders using people’s money. These are all symptoms and outcome of the leadership problem,” Mr Sanga said.

He said these problems called for good and quality leadership, which must begin in schools. He told the students to value Su’u as a unique training ground to prepare them towards becoming future leaders. “Su’u like every other church school should do its utmost best to retain the fundamental principals and values which makes them different from others,” Mr Sanga said.

The minister, who was a former Su’u student some 30 years ago, recalled that Su’u had provided him the training to become one of the leaders. “While I acknowledge the training, I believe Su’u has provided a unique training ground. For the graduating students I believe the parents and teachers have done their bit in educating you. You are at the cross road, either you gain a place in form four, six or miss an opportunity it depends on your performance. If you continue on I congratulate you,” he told the graduates.

However, he challenged the students to raise their standard of leadership from the school. This he referred to the general behaviour, attitude, commitment and discipline by the students towards their school work. Mr Sanga wishes the graduates a success in this year’s national examination. The examination is expected to start next week.

Source: Solomon Star

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