Department of Primary Education


The Department of Primary Education is one of the main departments within the School of Education and the Faculty of Education and Humanities as a whole. The Department offers the following programmes Bachelor of Teaching Primary (In-service), Bachelor of Teaching Primary (Pre-service), Diploma in Teaching Primary (In-service) and Diploma in Teaching Primary (Pre-service). The courses offered comprise of units collectively from School of Education, School of Humanities, and School of Science. The aim of the primary teacher education programme is to equip primary student teachers with content, pedagogical, and curricula knowledge and skills that would enable them to become confident and competent to teach in primary schools in Solomon Islands and regionally.

Our Staff

Calvin Ngatulu
Head of Department | Lecturer

MEd, PGD Ed, BA, Dip Ed Leadership (USP), Dip Ed (PAU), Cert in Ed (Wolverhampton)

James Porakari
STEM Education and Physics

MEd, PGD Ed (UOW), PGD Physics, PGD Ed, BSc (USP)

Dr. John Lenga Sisiolo
Senior Lecturer

Ph.D. (USQ), Ed. Leadership, PGD Ed. Leadership (UOW), BEd (USP), Dip. Ed. Leadership & Chg, Cert Primary (SICHE)

Austin Revo

MEd, PGD Ed (USP), BEd (Goroka)

Graham Hiele
Assistant Lecturer


Cecil Reggie
Curriculum and Pedagogy

MEd, PGD Ed (UOW), BEd (USP), Cert in Tchg (SICHE)