14 Apr 2015

Solomons govt commits on education spending

2:16 pm on 14 April 2015

The Solomon Islands government says it will commit to spending 20 percent of its annual budget on education for the each of the next four years.

This comes as the prime minister Manasseh Sogavare says they will table a new education bill this year as a critical first step in reforms within the education sector.

He told students at the National University the revised legislation will ensure a fully complete educational system as it has provisions for technical and vocational training as well as tertiary education.

Manasseh Sogavare

Manasseh Sogavare Photo: RNZI Koroi Hawkins

The government wants to set up a tertiary education commission and to establish a qualifications authority.

Mr Sogavare says it is absolutely critical all key stakeholders collaborate and provide the necessary support and assistance to improve education for all Solomon Islands citizens.