BY LYNTON AARON FILIA
CONCERNED students of the Solomon Islands National University claim that the institution’s final list for this year’s intake is not genuine.
They said a number of students who had received offer letters of admission from SINU do not have their names on the list.
They are concerned this will affect students’ learning in terms of classroom space and a conducive environment.
“To produce competitive students for regional and global marketing, SINU needs to be transparent and fair in its selection which an end result will benefit country’s development,” the students said.
While they congratulate students whose names are on the list, they are calling on SINU authorities to clarify the matter.
SINU’s Vice Pro Chancellor Prof Basil Marasinghe has responded saying the numbers of courses offered at SINU (projections) are determined by School.
“By the way, any student who has been given offer letter can get enrolled if they pays the required amount of fees before deadline even name may not be in the advertisement published in newspapers,” Marasinghe said.
Marasinghe explained SINU’s final listing for this year is based on the selection which appeared in an electronic system called Students Management System (SMS) which qualify students with conditions.
“The SMS qualifies students with Condition and this applies to form 6 and 7 current students awaiting their transcripts,” Marasinghe said.
“This students are now been issued with their transcripts hence are subjected to school approvals, note these are students who already have data in the system.
“Once the Schools give approval to these students, SAS will issue offer letters accordingly.”
Marasinghe said SINU’s cut-off aggregate for form six students this year is 10. So the school had been filling their required spaces with aggregates of 11, 12, 13, and 14.
“Once a student is approved by the schools and Students Administrative Services
(SAS) accordingly issues an offer the student has the right to enrol,” Marasinghe said.