27 Jul 2011

Solomons' government takes dozens of failing students out of USP

4:04 pm on 27 July 2011

The Ministry of Education in Solomon Islands has expelled a large number of students from the University of the South Pacific.

The director of the National Training Unit, Selu Maezama says sixty-eight students have been expelled because of poor performance or failures.

He says despite the seemingly high number of failures, it's a drop from previous years which averaged 120 student failures.

Mr Maezama says the students have been given 14 days to appeal the decision.

Solomon Islands has the second largest number of students in the region studying at the USP.