Back to school

Almost 100,000 students start school in Vanuatu

The Ministry of Education and Training is encouraging parents, teachers, school principals and community leaders to support children returning to school.

“All children who turn four years or older by 31 May 2023, including those with disabilities, should be enrolled to start kindergarten or above in the 2023 academic year.”

“We wish all students an amazing day,” the ministry said.

Meanwhile, Beverly Hills Primary School in Port Vila will be opening its doors for the 2023 Academic year on 13 February.

Back to school: Know the signs it is time to get your child's eyes tested

Andrew Hogan of Optometry Australia sees a lot of children in his practice in Hobart, often when parents or teachers notice one of those symptoms.

"Kids won't complain about blurry vision," he told Helen Shield on ABC Radio Hobart.

"Kids who aren't paying attention [in class], sometimes it's simply because they can't see and they don't realise that everyone else can see, because they've got nothing to compare it to."

Nick Cannon enrolls at Howard University

Yes, the 35-year-old is headed back to school, attending Washington D.C.'s Howard University as a freshman and expecting to graduate in 2020.

Cannon took to Instagram to share a photo standing in front of the university's sign, captioning the pic, "YOU KNOW!!!!! #HU2020."

He added, "My First Day as a Freshman!!! Howard University Class of 2020."