Martin Hautus Institute in Samoa

The Martin Hautus Institute is establishing itself in Samoa and will officially open after Easter.

The Institute targets school leavers over 15 and mature people looking for jobs, according to Pulotu Arthur Solomon, one of the founders and directors of the Institute.

He says “jobs”  are at the heart of the institute’s programmes.

In comparison with other tertiary institutes, M.H.I.’s point of difference is that they incorporate a work experience component into their programme with a view to employment at the successful completion of their certificates or diplomas.

The Martin Hautus Institute, The Pacific Peoples Learning Institute, was established by Pulotu Arthur and Maretta Solomon in 1990. They saw the divide in education for school leavers (who did not gain university entrance) and also mature learners.

They started with five students in Mangere, South Auckland just over 23 years ago and today have two campuses (Mangere and Onehunga) and a student body, which annually numbers over 300. MHI is a category 1 establishment and in 2011 was given a “highly confident” rating by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) for both self assessment and education outcomes during their Education Evaluation

Martin Hautus is named after two of Mr Solomon’s close colleagues during his 21 years of teaching at De La Salle College. John Martin was a disciplinarian who was meant to spend two terms at the college but stayed for 10.

Brother Matthew Hautus was a Lasallian Brother who was keen on education and a scholar.


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