Student unrest

Minister Nirua assures parents of student’s safety in POM

Minister of Education, Jean Pire Nirua has assured Vanuatu of the students’ safety in the wake of heightened tension that escalated from the PNG students protest and police shootout that resulted in one death and several injuries.

Mr Nirua said all 20 students studying in universities and the medical faculty of Papua New Guinea are safe.

He said the government is placing the safety and welfare of the Vanuatu students at highest alert.

He assured parents and guardians of the students in Vanuatu that the government is closely monitoring the situation.