BY SAMIE WAIKORI
WORK is progressing well toward the establishment of an Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) secondary school in Malaita.
Diocesan Secretary (DS) of the Diocese of Malaita, Mr Anthony Maelasi recently told this paper that, “despite several challenges faced, things are going on reasonably well”.
He said MEHRD is now finaliSing the Terms of Reference (TOR) for a feasibility study to be carried out on the project site, as well as the detailed design of the school.
According to MEHRD, this is one of the national projects of the current government.
Maelasi said they are expecting the feasibility study to be completed within the remaining part of the year and work on the project to begin as of next year 2019.
He said 38.89 hectares of land was initially negotiated, acquired and registered for the project. An MOU between ACOM and the land owners will be signed soon.
Maelasi also stated that the proposed secondary school at Ilikata Tolokwasa land will cater for forms one to seven.
This paper understands that the establishment of this school will be additional to the current five owned by ACOM, namely, Selwyn College, St. Nicholas College, C.E. Fox Sa’a, Norman Palmer and St. Stephen’s College Pamua.
It is also known that there are also several rural training centres in the country owned by ACOM.