A total of 122 Solomon Islanders has successfully graduated from the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) yesterday in Honiara.
The 66 male and 56 female students were awarded various qualifications after completing their fields of study at the college.
Delivering her keynote address during the ceremony, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Rural Development Ms. Selina Boso Kipili congratulated the graduands, saying it’s a testimony of Australia’s continued bilateral assistance to the development needs of Solomon Islands.
She says the Solomon Islands Government truly commends the Australian Government for the rendered support.
“This is a great achievement to develop the human resources for our country, that is Solomon Islanders. At this juncture, I wish to take this opportunity on behalf of the Government and the people of Solomon Islands to thank the Australian Government through the department of Foreign Affairs and Trade at the Australian High Commission office here in Honiara”.
Meanwhile, APTC’s Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Denise O’Brien conveys much appreciation to the graduating students and reaffirmed strong commitment to developing Solomon Islands’ human resource.
“I would also like to acknowledge too that we can’t do anything in isolation. It’s by working together that we are able to achieve very much for Solomon Islands.”