The Faculty had just reviewed it courses and programs ranged from Certificates in Teaching, Diploma of Teaching and more recently the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) all pre-service programs with two new in – service programs specially tailored for teachers who have taught in the field for the last 10 years in the areas of Early Childhood and Primary education.
Learning to become a teacher is challenging and stimulating. The new qualification and course content will help you to ask questions and seek answers, gain a deeper understanding of yourself and other people and of our diverse Solomon Islands Society. Your study will also help you become a competent and confident professional – thoughtful, informed, and imaginative and a team worker to promote active and meaningful learning.
The qualifications that you will receive at the end of your programmes will mark the first step in your professional career. The School is also committed to excellence in teaching and research, equity, lifelong learning, extending knowledge and improving practice.
We are located at Panatina campus, with a good, quiet and peaceful environment which students will enjoy to live and learn in. Classrooms, dormitories, library, dining hall and a clinic – are all the facilities that are available to support students learning and life living on this campus.
Lastly, students will also have access to highly qualified staff whose leadership had help to shape the development of the country’s curriculum policy and practices, are knowledgeable, friendly and supportive. I hope that you will take full advantage of the facilities of the campus and the opportunities that are available.
The faculty as a Teacher Education provider, prepares teachers with the potential for professional leadership who: demonstrate academic and professional excellence, have sound personal qualities, have a commitment to education and life-long learning and demonstrate responsible citizenship.
Dr. Jack Maebuta
Dr Jack Maebuta is currently the Solomon Islands National University Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic). Prior to joining SINU he was a Senior Fellow in Educational Administration at the Institute of Education, University of the South Pacific (USP) and Lecturer in Education. He is also an Adjunct Lecturer in Peace Studies in the School of Humanities, University of New England, NSW, Australia. From 2011 to 2012, Dr Maebuta was working as a Pacific Islands Research Fellow with the State Society & Governance in Melanesia Program in the Australian National University. He holds a PhD in Peace Studies from the University of New England NSW, Australia. Dr Maebuta has published a number of peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters in the areas of education and peacebuilding.