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[Radio Australia] New national University opens in the Solomon Islands

 

Updated 19 April 2013, 8:29 AEST

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The Solomon Islands government has launched the country’s first university in Honiara.

 

New national University opens in the Solomon Islands (Credit: ABC)

The Solomon Islands National University was formerly known as the Solomon Islands College of Higher Education.

Dr Tarcisius Tara Kabutaulaka, a Solomon Islander and Associate Professor at the University of Hawaii’s Center for Pacific Islands Studies, says the new University is a positive step for all Solomon Islanders.

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo and other dignitaries attended this morning’s gathering signalling the start of increasing education for Solomon Islanders.

Caroline Tiriman spoke with Dr Tara Kabutaulaka and asked him about the new University.

Presenter: Caroline Tiriman

Speaker:Dr Tarcisius Tara Kabutaulaka, Associate Professor at the University of Hawaii’s Center for Pacific Islands Studies

 

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