National University of Vanuatu

National University of Vanuatu registers over 700 students

Four-hundred of the students are enrolled in programmes run in partnership with overseas universities.

Another 360 have enrolled with the School of Education.

Speaking to the students this week, NUV Vice Chancellor Jean Pierre Nirua said the institution is ready to help every individual to achieve their goals.

 “Your national university will do its best to ensure higher education for you, a rich and diversified student life and experiences backed by services to support your personal training and development to prepare you for employment.”

Vanuatu Institute of Teacher Education now under NUV

The inauguration coincided with the beginning of NUV’s academic year Monday.

Prime Minister Bob Loughman issued the order prescribing the requirements of eligibility for VITE to join NUV as a School of Education under the NUV Act No. 34 of 2019.

“As the Prime Minister, I want to express the excitement of the government and people of Vanuatu for this milestone,” said PM Loughman.

“Development of a degree program by Ni-Vanuatu lecturers is a sign of maturity. I’m inviting other PSET providers to follow suit.”

Vanuatu’s National University building construction to begin soon

The Minister of Education, Seoule Simeon and Island Construction Limited signed a contract paving the way for construction to start.

The construction company has won the bid to build a two-story complex at a cost of over Vt156 million.

The building will contain a lecture theatre that can accommodate over 100 students, an additional classroom for about 40 students, a reception, a small cafeteria and administration offices.

The governments of New Caledonia and France, through the French Development Agency and the Vanuatu Government are funding the project.

Nirua appointed as first VC of National University of Vanuatu

The university council unanimously approved the recommendation of former Minister for Education, Mr Nirua by the recruitment panel.

Mr Nirua brings to the emerging National University 30 solid years of well invested professional experience with proven qualities in university governance and administration, as well as top level management skills in government and regional corporate entities.

He has in-depth knowledge of education and training development locally and internationally and a good vision for the development of Higher Education in Vanuatu.

Environment Week activities engage National University of Vanuatu students

The programme was aimed at raising awareness among students and all those interested in environmental issues such as the fight against plastic, recycling, the preservation of flora and marine fauna, traditional tools such as weaving.

Workshops, conferences and documentary viewing was organized between 3 and 5 June.

The activities were able to unfold through the partnership established with the Vanuatu Environmental Science Society, GreenWave Vanuatu, the Vanuatu Climate Action Network, the Department of Environment, Oxfam, Erakor Community and Unelco.