Solomon Islands signs USP Convention
October 27, 2017 1:10 am
The Solomon Islands has become the 10th member country to sign the University of the South Pacific Convention.
The Minister for Education and Human Resources Development of Solomon Islands, John Dean Kuku signed the convention on behalf of the his Government during the 85th USP Council meeting this week.
The USP Convention is an agreement between member countries of the University, aimed at legally embedding it in member countries, and supplementing the University’s founding legal instruments of the Royal Charter and Statutes.
Kuku says the convention is necessary and gives legal standing to USP to promote its mission and purpose in the Solomon Islands.
He also says the timing of the signing of the convention will allow USP more flexibility and empowerment as it begins the construction of it’s fourth Campus in Honiara.
The signed document was received by USP Pro-Chancellor Winston Thompson and Professor Rajesh Chandra.