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Monday, January 14, 2008

PM Wants National Educational Institution on Malaita

Prime Minister Dr Derek Sikua has said his Government would like to see a national educational institution set up in Malaita Province.

He said this while addressing the Malaita Provincial assembly members and heads of government departments in the provincial capital Auki this week.

Dr Sikua said it would be in the national interest to set up either a college or a university as it has a third of the country's half a million population.

He said a national educational institution on Malaita would foster better understanding of the province, its people and cultures by students from other provinces who would study there.

The Prime Minister says lecturers and other employees would have a better insight of the province, a major contributor towards the country's economic development and the labour force.

"Where do we go from here, to have an institution of national status on Malaita? I'd like leave it to you honourable Premier and government to consider. What about a national institution of some kind? Should it be the national university? Think about it."

Source: SIBC

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