Education Bill 2014
At last the Solomon Islands Government is upfront with the Education Bill 2014 to go to the Parliament later in the year (2015). Nine years ago in preparation for Bishop Patteson Theological College (BPTC) to offer the first degree courses in the country through theological education, the Principal then, the Rev. Philemon Akao went to see those at the Ministry of Education for the Solomon Islands Government to recognize the tertiary status of the college. The response from the Ministry of Education then wasn’t favourable as there was no tertiary education Act within the education system to facilitate the course of tertiary education. However, BPTC based on legal mechanisms established within the Ministry of Education was recognized to offer the degree courses.
A one day consultation to discuss and highlight issues concerning West Papua’s struggle for freedom and independence from Indonesia on Friday 20th March 2015, led to the formation of the “Solomon Islands Solidarity for West Papua Freedom”.
Around thirty (30) church leaders comprising heads of departments at the ACoM Provincial head office, Diocesan Mission Secretaries, heads of training institutions and religious orders under take a two days Stewardship and Leadership Training. The Training was officially opened on Wednesday 18th March at the Melanesian Haus and involves the Training of Trainers on the above topics.
The Diocese of Malaita (DOM) has recently launched its first newsletter called the 'The Diocese of Malaita Newsletter'.
AROUND a thousand students, teachers and people living in and close to St. Stephen’s College - Pamua in the Diocese of Hanuato’o in Makira Ulawa Province will soon benefit from a bore hole project that will supply water to the school.
THE Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia The Most Reverend David Vunagi told the first ever Form four students at Norman Palmer School to aim higher in their academic learning.
THE Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia the Most Reverend David Vunagi is making visits to all ACOM Schools and Institutions in and around Honiara.
World Vision is facilitating a strategic workshop on behalf of the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) with the aim to help develop a framework and a three year implementation plan that will provide direction and enable the ACOM to effectively implement its programs and activities envisioned under the ACOM strategic plan 2014-2016 that was approved by the Executive Council in November 2013.
THE Diocese of Guadalcanal of the Anglican Church of Melanesia moved a step closer to securing around twenty (20) hectares of land to build its Diocesan Headquarters. This followed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between representatives of the Church and chiefs representing the Ghaobata tribe. The land is located within the Tenavatu area in the east of Honiara.