The Distance and Flexible Learning Centre is set up to provide quality technical and administrative assistance to Academic Schools, distance students and stakeholders. The University has five faculties who are solely responsible for every academic course (program) and unit offered at the University in both distance and face-to-face modes. The faculties are:

1.       Faculty of Business & Tourism Studies,

2.       Faculty of Science & Technology,

3.       Faculty of Nursing, Medicine & Health Science,

4.       Faculty of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry, and

5.       Faculty of Education & Humanities.

Distance & Flexible Learning Centre is responsible for the delivery of the University courses by distance.

Before the end of 2018, the Center is proposing to have two permanent campuses in Choiseul and Western Provinces. The Campuses are currently sub-centers in Munda and Taro. Together with these establishments the Solomon Islands National University is installing computer laboratories, internet facilities and an offline mini-server to assist students in supporting their studies.

The University is closely working with provincial governments as co-owners of the Solomon Islands National University to partner in the student services.

Currently the University has two (2) courses in the distance mode and by September 2018, it would have two (2) Pathway Certificates which is popularly known as the “Second Chance Education”. The Pathway has two (2) Certificates. One is for the Form 3 – Form 5 discontinued students; and the other certificate is for the Form 6 and 7 leavers. For more information on the Second Chance Education click the Second Chance Education on the SINU DFL Webpage.

The courses and units offered by the Schools through the distance mode are the same with what is offered on-campus.

When you choose to study with SINU and become a student, you are not only becoming a student but a family member of our national university where we care for each other.

The Solomon Islands National University strongly believes in the future and the desire you need and want therefore, it will work together with you so that you achieve your aspiration in higher education and skills training.

SINU core values are Excellence & Quality, Innovativeness, Relevance, Inclusivity, Collegiality, Leadership and Sustainability. This reflects SINU’s commitment in creating a student who is an Effective Communicator, Globally Aware, Professional Leaders, Creative & Critical thinkers, work ready & job creators.

SINU is a National University and the certificates, diplomas and degrees it offers are highly regarded by employers throughout Solomon Islands.

Manager of Centre


Mr. Martin Otto

Before joining the university in late 2014, Martin was with the University of Goroka working as the Executive Officer and was responsible for Learner and Center Support at the Institute of Distance and Flexible Learning. Prior to joining the University of Goroka, he was working as a Temporary Coordinator for the UPNG Open College at Kainantu Secondary School, Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province, PNG, while serving as the Head of Science Department at the Secondary School.