Attorney General urges scholars to think higher

AG Mr James Apaniai (front) and Acting Pro Vice Chancellor Basil Marasinghe leaving the graduation ceremony area
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AG Mr James Apaniai (front) and Acting Pro Vice Chancellor Basil Marasinghe leaving the graduation ceremony area

“AS I see you sitting down there ready to graduate, I see a nation graduating, I see Solomon Islands graduating and rising to new heights,” the country’s Attorney General said.

Attorney General Mr James Apaniai, as guest speaker for SINU’s 2018 graduation, says the graduating students of SINU this year are potential future leaders for Solomon Islands.

He was inspired to see a good number of Solomon Islanders graduating in the country’s own University with acquired unique knowledge and skills which the country needs for its development aspiration.

“I see the starting of a new revolution in your life, a resolution that does not end with what you have achieved but one that drives you to future and greater achievements,” Apaniai said.

He adds, achievement acquired now is a driving force towards students’ destiny and the destiny of Solomon Islands.

Apaniai encourages students to continue pressing on because this is just the beginning.

“Go higher, fly higher, put on the wings of eagle and fly above turbulences and storm comes your way,” Apaniai said.

“I am urging you to go further and obtain higher academic qualification than those of us who gone before you and always acknowledge God in your achievements and success.”

With the theme “Educate to Inspire” Acting Pro Vice Chancellor Basil Marasinghe said it is the duty of graduates to inspire changes and inspire the whole nation.

Inspiration can come from anywhere, he said.

Currently SINU is conducting research programmes leading to Masters and PhD.

From this year the University will be conducting a post graduate degree in Emergency Medicine, and the Senate has also approved a postgraduate programme in Health Leadership and Management.