ECE Director Mrs. Ha’amori making her remarks during the workshop’s closing
DIRECTOR of Early Childhood Education (ECE) at the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) Mrs. Bernadine Ha’amori has praised the teachers at the ECE resource making workshop to promote locally-made resources for their centers.
“ECE has led the way for all the sectors in Solomon Islands, this is a holiday for children, but I’m so proud that Honiara ECE Association has led the way in using this holiday to do something.”
“In the ministry we are encouraging teachers to make local materials out from the resources that we have around.”
Two Public Officers receiving their scholarships from the Japanese Ambassador.
Two new Solomon Islands Government officers have been awarded Japanese scholarship to study in Japan this year.
The scholarship covers travel, living allowances, tuition fees and universities cost.
The duo Joe Hurutarau Josef and Merry Failonga Faluaburu will study a range of courses at Japanese universities.
Solomon Islands National Teachers Association has reconvened another nationwide strike after government failed again to live up to its legal agreement.
Disappointment has again rumbled the teaching atmosphere as teachers and their representing association SINTA sounds the alarm on the government who failed to completely address teachers re-leveling and arrears payments.
“We are going back into another sit in protest as government has not lived up to its part of the agreement and this strike is expected to go on till government and I can say especially, the authorities within the Ministry of Education and Finance fix this once and for all” said SINTA President Samson Faisi.
Mr. Faisi contentiously demanded that government prove its concern and obligation to teachers and pay them appropriately.
He confirmed that more than 6,000 teachers are currently affected by the delayed payment of arrears and the salary re-leveling and therefore it is serious.
He added that SINTA understands the effects the strike may have on school children likewise, government must seriously probe into the miscommunication and inceptions associated with this past-deadline delay of payments.
Faisi likewise, confronted that this strike is legal as the trade disputes panel had already confronted a legal document pertaining the agreement of settlement.
MOST primary and secondary schools in Honiara and other provinces are currently preparing for their mid-term examination, while some schools have completed their examinations this week and are ready for this month’s school holiday break others have yet to finalize their preparations for examination.
This week Sunday isles newspaper managed to visit the King George Six National Secondary school (KGVI) and Honiara Senior High school (HHS) purposely to ask the respective principals’ of both institution about their academic development and preparation towards the midterm examination and holiday break.
The Solomon Islands National Teachers Association (SINTA) has called on respective Education Authorities to stay out of its members strike action.
The call came following concerns from teachers that tomorrow’s strike action may be compromised by these authorities who may have the power to call teachers back to classes.
In a statement during an open teachers meeting with SINTA executive on Friday SINTA President Samson Faisi condemned such possibilities as unacceptable and called on various Education Authorities to support the proposed action by teachers.
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