Academic year

Vanuatu PM urges students, staff to respect processes to restore confidence in USP

In a statement issued yesterday (Wednesday) Prime Minister Bob Loughman Weibur said Vanuatu calls on students and staff to respect ongoing processes to restore confidence and stability in the region’s premier tertiary institution.

Loughman clarified that a statement issued last Friday was made with the best intentions and in light of issues affecting senior management of the important regional institution and their concern that there may be spillovers, which stand to delay the commencement of and disrupt the 2021 academic year.

Vanuatu schools to begin classes next month

This has been confirmed in the 2021 official academic calendar, approved by the Ministry of Education and Training.

The first term will have 14 weeks and will end on 7 May.

The second term starts on 24 May to 20 August with a total of 13 weeks.

The third term also has 13 weeks that begins on 6 September and ends on 3 December.

All Principals and all teachers resumed duty yesterday (Monday).

The Ministry has advised them to be present in schools by 25 January