BY BARNABAS MANEBONA
NON-attendance by Central Islands Province (CIP) Chief Education Officer (CEO) at the recent National Educational Authorities Conference (NEAC) at Taro Station upsets the province.
Whatever maybe the reason for not attending since the CEO could not be reached for comment, CIP’s citizens see this as a slap on the face from CIP’s Education Authority (EA) to not attend for the sake of the province in terms of boosting its education development.
According to report, the University of the South Pacific (USP) Honiara Campus had introduced its School Leadership Project to participants who attended the NEAC at Taro, Choiseul Province, over which the
USP representative Dr Jack Maebuta said the project aims to improve and make impact changes to schools in the country in which it would help build the capacity of school leaders through various training.
What it would be like for CIP in this opportunity when seeing that all Provincial, Church and private Education Authorities were well represented at the NEAC is what really hits the people of the province on the head.
The CIP Provincial Education Officer (PEO) Mr Charles Kasuni who is currently under medical treatment and out of duty does not even understand why there was not even a CIP EA Officer rep to represent them at the conference if the CEO was not to attend.
“I have not resumed duty yet since June therefore I do not know why the CEO failed to attend or send any of the CIP EA Officers that has a total of five in the office,” said CIP’s PEO.
Meanwhile on Ngella’s famous Forum (NGF), concerns have been raised turning into queries with no response for knowledge and understanding made.
“I feel for school students in Russell Islands, Savo and Ngella,” expressed a sympathetic CIP citizen on NGF’s page.