18 Mar 2014

Party to encourage greater involvement of Solomon Island churches in education

4:26 pm on 18 March 2014

A Solomon Islands opposition party says it will encourage greater involvement of churches in education if it forms the new government following the national elections later this year.

The People's Alliance Party says the involvement of churches in education was reduced in 1970 when they were allowed to administer only secondary schools.

Before that churches ran both primary and secondary schools throughout Solomon Islands.

But the People's Alliance Party says it will return schools to church control as they are equipped to ensure good discipline and so improve the behaviour of Solomon Islanders.

The party says it would continue to run the national secondary schools at King George the Sixth in Honiara and at Waimapuru in Makira-Ulawa Province.