SOLOMON Islands students in USP’s Laucala campus, Fiji, have elected the new Solomon Islands Students Association (SISA) Executive over the weekend.
The SISA Executive consists of the President, Vice President, Treasurer and the Secretary who manage the association in one-year term basis.
The election’s Returning Officer, David Mapuru officially announced last Friday evening that Mr Lawrence Ini Kopuria is the new President, with 147 votes.
Harold Beck was elected as the new Vice President with 132 votes.
Lucy Bobogare was elected as the new Treasurer with 154 votes, while Charlie Salini was elected in as the Secretary with 202 votes.
All winning candidates are members of the Students’ Action Party (SAP).
Kopuria is a Solomon Islands Law student at the USP, Laucala Campus, the Vice President Harold Beck is a Computer Science student, Lucy Bobogare is an Accounting and Finance student and Charlie Salini is studying Journalism and Psychology.
Kopuria has no work experience however says that he is confident to take up the leadership responsibilities.
Mr Beck has been working with the Bank South Pacific, Solomon Islands and has gained a good knowledge on the financial management related job.
Ms Lucy is well known to students as she have been working with the USP, Honiara Campus, Accounts section for nearly ten years and is well familiar with the accounting and financial management job, and Charlie Salini has a good experience in media and communication, working with local newspapers and the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation (SIBC) before leaving for study this year.
President Ini said his executive believes in teamwork to achieve the common goal of ensuring better academic living of all Solomon Islands students at USP, Fiji.
Returning Officer Mr Mapuru expressed thanks to the contesting candidates who have not made it through in the election, for their interest to help students through the SISA body.
11 candidates contested the SISA Executive election this year.
Mapuru said that the outgoing SISA Executive will inform students about the official swearing-in of the elected Executive and handing over ceremony soon.
By JUNIOR OIOFA