Solomons opposition party will return schools to church control

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.

The People’s Alliance Party said it will return the control over schools to the churches in order to re-strengthen the future orderly behaviour of Solomon Islanders.

The party believes how young Solomon Islanders should behave depends on the discipline exerted at schools, and only the churches can ensure this.

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