BY ALEX DADAMU
DESPITE various dramas, the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) encountered over the past weeks and months -the controversies, the class suspensions, and proposed strikes, the University has this week entered its examination week with some Faculties already completed their examinations this week.
According to a SINU statement, the Faculty of Nursing has sat for their final exams today 21st August while the rest of the other Faculty will begin their examinations this week and will continue next week.
Many students have raised concerns and complaints expressing that a lot of disruptions and hindrance has caused 2020 to be a very unsatisfactory and unfulfilling year to study at the National University.
Sunday Isles Newspaper has able to talk to some students recently about the SINU saga and the response of most students being interviewed were almost similar – stating that fees and other necessities that were demanded at the university is quite expensive and due to the many disruptions to the study timetable, “we are unable to get the best return for the expensive fees that were paid.”
“We hope the SINU Management or our lecturers be lenient on us with regards to our examination which are currently ongoing and will continue next week.
“The many problems that arise in the University – at the end of the day, fee payers and students will be the most affected,” they said.
In a decision that comes as no surprise for some, Vice-Chancellor Ganesh Chand has been suspended by the Trade Dispute Panel (TDP) in its recent ruling. TDP correspondingly gave another ruling recently which stated that the suspension of six SINU staff by the VC was illegal.