Commissioner Correctional Service of Solomon Islands Gabriel Manelusi has given approval to the request made by the Burns Creek Primary School Administration to conduct educational visit for students grade six at Rove Central Correctional Centre on 16 November 2021
Commissioner fully endorsed the educational visit for purpose that I wanted school students and teachers to have the opportunity to visit a correctional facility to dispel any myths that have been created or fostered in our Centres.
Commissioner said that if you are going to work in the criminal justice system or in corrections, I think you really need to get a sense of what it is you are going to go do and see what that looks like firsthand information
A delegation of 72 students and three teachers from the Burns Creek Primary School led by Head Teacher Raynold Sikepitu conduct an hour educational visit at Rove Central Correctional Centre.
The student first enter the Correctional Main Entrance Gate where they were warmly received by the Commandant Rove Central Correctional Centre Chief Superintendent Catherine Kere and her Acting Chief Security Officer Lawrence Isa and her Staff.
Commandant Chief Superintendent Catherine Kere informed the student the protocols and rules of the Rove Central Correctional Centre
The student first visited three blocks in the Centre includes block three for female inmates, block five for long serving inmates and block three for Juveniles inmates
The school visitation is a part of their learning capacity development said the Headmaster. It is very important for the primary student to visit Correctional facilities, inmates and environment here at the Centre to ensure that the student should experience the real life in the Centre rather than hearing stories from anybody else outside there
Commandant RCCC had expressed her appreciation to the Head Teacher for his continuous support to the organization especially with regards to supporting inmates with prayers. She said, the CSSI Organization looks forward to further collaboration with the Burns Creek Primary School for future visitation.
The Head Teacher of the Burns Creek Primary School, Mr. Raynold Sikepitu, appreciated the friendly educational visit and looking forward for strong collaborations for future educational visits. He said, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are so lucky and fortunate to visit our inmate’s brothers and sisters here in the Rove Central Correctional Centre.
Head Teacher also has acknowledged and thank the Commissioner CSSI for approved their educational visit.
Commissioner CSSI said that educational visit for youths and students are in his priority plan for 2022.