Focus on tertiary education among Solomons 2013 priorities

Updated at 1:44 pm on 31 January 2013

The Solomon Islands Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo has announced his government's priorities for this year, including a major focus on tertiary education.

Solomon Star News reports that the transition of the Solomon Islands College of Higher Education into the Solomon Islands National University is a central plan for the government in 2013.

Mr Lilo says his government will also continue to work with the University of the South Pacific to set up its local campus at Doma in Guadalcanal Province in response to the growing demand for tertiary education among the country's youths and working population.

Among other priorites for 2013, Mr Lilo included a commitment to health, the establishment of a Mining Development Authority, and support and promotion of artisanal fisheries.

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