BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE
SOLOMON Islands National University (SINU) on Tuesday hosted presentations from vying candidates for the position of SINU Vice Chancellor.
According to SINU’s Senior Marketing and Promotions officer of the Vice Chancellor’s office, Estee Baffet Lonamei, the presentation by the candidates not only represents an important part of the process but signifies a critical component of the selection criteria approved by SINU Council.
The topic identified by the selection panel which three candidates; Dr David Welchman Gegeo, Dr Morgan Wairiu and Mr John Teddy Usuramo spoke on was “Your Vision for SINU as Academic Institution and as an Agent for Socio-economic Growth”.
Mr Usuramo in his presentation voiced that should he be selected for the position of Vice Chancellor for SINU, he plans to work on 10 commitments for the socio-economic growth of the university.
He said that one of the commitments is to ensure flexibility in the choice of subjects for students.
Usuramo stressed that currently this is restrictive at SINU and there is a need to revise the subject combination by working with the dean and heads of departments.
He furthered that if students have more choices, particularly if they can enroll a course or class from another department, it would provide them more prospect after university.