USP Solomon Islands given full approval to reopen
THE USP Campus in Solomon Islands has been given approval and certification from the Honiara City Council to reopen its doors last week.
The Solomon Island’s USP and HCC through Environmental Health Division have resolved the sewer problem which had led to the campus’s closure two weeks ago.
Now staffs and students are permitted full access to the campus.
The resolution to rectify the sewer problem last week had enabled students to access tutorials, lectures and catch up classes.
USPSI Campus Director, Dr Patricia Rodie said, “We resume full operations at the Campus as of Tuesday this week after the Easter Break, and also opened up the Campus during Easter Break from 9am to 6pm each day to allow students to do any catch-up work they need to do due to the closure.”
She said the safety and hygiene of the campus is now safe and conducive compared to past years.
This has also been described as the first time in the campus’s history for the contaminated area to be disinfected.
The Chief Health Inspector for Environmental Health Division, HCC Mr George Titiulu in his letter issued permitted full approval for the reopening of USP Centre.
“Based on the re-inspection the resulted has shown a great significant improvement by the work done by the contractor and technical advices from Sachida Nand.
“Thus, the Authorised Officer from HCC fully endorsed and certify campus full approval for reopening as from April 13,” the letter stated.
Regarding the issue, the Fijiana Builders and Contractors found an old broken SIWA pipe that was releasing excess water into the system 24/7 over the past years without being detected.
This pipe has been sealed off and the problem rectified.