BY SAMIE WAIKORI
THE Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management at SINU has announced its intention to introduce its bachelor degree programme next year.
Director of the institute, Mr Charlie Panakera recently said by July 2019, the institute will begin the Bachelor of hospitality business and management.
He said as the degree programme is about to roll they are looking at 30-40 students to enroll for starters.
Panakera said at the outset their office is looking at local students to start off with and hope to enroll international students by 2020.
“This is one of our goals to ensure this degree programme to attract pacific islanders to come and study here and improve the quality of our standard in the country,” he said.
Panakera said currently the number of students at the institute is 230 of which 85 percent are females.
He said the institute offers five qualifications, cert in hospitality, cert in travel and tourism, diploma in hospitality, diploma in travel tourism and diploma in tourism.
Panakera said about 60 students are doing hospitality and the rest are doing certificate and diploma in tourism programme.