By Gary Hatigeva
THE Leader of the Official Opposition Group and Member of Parliament for East Malaita, Manasseh Maelanga has acknowledged the outstanding work the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) accomplished through its activities on how it has handled the ‘university students’ issue.
The East Malaita MP made this statement during the presentation and witnessing from officials of the Education Ministry at the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing on Tuesday.
Mr Maelanga thanked the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry, Dr Franco Rodie and his staff for what he described as job well-done and for seeing it through with the issues his office continue to raise as their mandatory role.
“I think you all know those are issues the I’ve been very vocal about in the past months since taking up office, but again, you have done well from your part,” Maelanga added.
He also acknowledged the PS and his Director for National Training Unit (NTU) for seeing the importance of giving an extension to some of the students who were left behind due to various circumstances.
In a brief interview, the opposition leader pointed out that the education ministry has done a lot in its effort to achieve its ultimate goal of enhancing access to better education and drafting programmes to address deficiencies relevant areas outside of those directly related to the mainstream education sector, but have direct impacts on the total populous, especially the rural education settings.