REMOTE SOLOMONS SEEK TRANSPORT FOR STUDENTS

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HONIARA, Solomon Islands (SIBC, Nov. 13) – A teacher has appealed to shipping companies, private boat owners, politicians and church organizations to have mercy on the students from the outer islands in the country and send a ship before and after Christmas to pick them.

Julian Treadaway of St Stephens' Pamua Secondary School, in the Makira-Ulawa Province, says he is appealing on behalf the students and others from the Outer Islands of Temotu, especially Tikopia, Anuta, Vanikoro and Duff Islands and other islands similarly cut off from shipping, such as Sikaiana and Ontong

He says this would enable students to see their parents at least once a year without the fear that they will miss out on their education.

Mr Treadaway says there is much talk about the importance of the family and of education.

Mr Treadaway says that students who pass primary grades to go to secondary schools often have to stay away from home for three, five or even more years without seeing their parents for lack of transportation.

November 15, 2004

Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corp.: www.sibconline.com.sb

 

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