BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO
LEADERS Education Authorities Project (LEAP) and Provincial Education Authorities (PEA) are currently holding a weeklong workshop in Honiara.
Spearheaded by the Leaders Education Authorities Project (LEAP), it is an initiative under the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) and was funded for by the New Zealand Government.
Speaking at the opening of the workshop Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development Dr Francis Rodie, says the workshop is to improve schools opportunity to learn literacy and also a space whereby mentors will be able to familiarise themselves with LEAP policies, reference materials, trainings and coaching schedules.
“The idea behind workshop is to help improve students’ opportunities to learn literacy and to strengthen the work of the PEA and school leadership.
“To increase the literacy standards or competencies of our primary schools is so that pupils can achieve the standard we set.
“And also it is a fundamental skill for learning and ability to live a fulfilling and meaningful life and student’s levels of primary education need help to attain the literacy competencies and standards set,” Rodie said.
Professor Kabini Sanga adds it is good to have new school leaders and PEA’s undergo this workshop because it will enable them to help tackle Solomon Islands literacy and leadership challenges in education from authorities to pupils.
He strongly urged participants to deliberately mentor other Solomon Islanders and students after this weeklong workshop when needed to.
The workshop commenced yesterday.