SOLOMON Islands National University’s (SINU) Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Basil Marasinghe has hugely praised the tangible investments offered by donor partners and countries in the progressive development of our newly established national university.
“SINU has now reach its five years old, however with that short period of time, it has made very long stride with the support from the National Government, other supported countries abroad and donor partners,” Professor Basil made the statement at the official program to welcome the Canadian High Commissioner His Excellency Paul Maddison.
Professor Basil said the visit is a special one for them because it is the first time a Canadian High Commissioner ever visited the University.
“There is no doubt that this visit by the High Commissioner will pave the way for closer cooperation between Canada and Solomon Islands National University,” he said.
The Canadian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, His Excellency Paul Maddison has recently made a short formal visit to the Institute of Maritime and Fisheries Studies – School of Technology, Maritime and Fisheries Studies, Ranadi campus.
He also acknowledged the government and other international partners for their contribution to the tangible development of the Solomon Islands National University.
“Thanks mainly to the support we get from Solomon Islands Government, governments of several friendly countries and international donor agencies. For example, this Fisheries Complex has been set up by the kind assistance of Republic of Korea through its international corporation agency known as Korean International Cooperation Agency KOICA.
“The Government of Australia has also given its support for our Engineering and Trade Programs of the School of Technology and Maritime Studies as well as supporting the Tourism and Hospitality Programs at the Institute of Tourism and Hospitality.
“Republic of China (Taiwan) is a supporter of the School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences. Every year ROC takes 2-3 of our staff for studies leading to postgraduate degrees in medical universities. Donor agencies such as UNDP and World Fish too are involved in several projects at SINU,” he added.