Education Bill to be tabled this year: PM

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BY ALFRED PAGEPITU

The Solomon Islands new Education Bill will be tabled in Parliament later this year, according to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare.

In his first nationwide address yesterday he said the National Education Board has considered and provided advice on the draft of the new Education Bill.

“My Government anticipates, the new Education Bill which was developed since 2013 to be tabled in Parliament later this year.”

He said the new Education Bill is designed to lead the country’s Education System into the future, providing a contemporary Solomon Islands education apparatus.  

“This will be another history created by my government as the current Education Act is more than 40 years old,” Sogavare said.

This paper understands that the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) is anticipating a new Education bill to go before Parliament this year.

This is historic as the current Education Act has been law for over 40 years.

The National Education Board (NEB) has considered and provided advice on matters relating to the draft Education Bill in December 2020.

The new Education Bill is designed to lead our education system into the future to provide a contemporary Solomon Islands framework for our system.

It has been under development since 2013, after a high-level task force was formed to consult widely and prepare an advice paper.

Since that date, significant consultation has been undertaken to ensure views and opinions are considered throughout the country.  

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