Vanuatu students

Vanuatu students utilise online study

Others are studying in different institutions in Port Vila, such as the Vanuatu Institute of Public Administration and Management unit.

The Chairman of the Scholarship Board, Collin Natonga, confirmed that 37 government-sponsored students were not able to travel to New Caledonia due to the Covid-19 issues there.

He said the board made all possible arrangements to make sure that these students were occupied while waiting for the situation in New Caledonia to normalise.


Students sent home after Tuesday earthquakes

The Deputy Principal, Valeriane Sam, said although a tsunami warning was not issued but school management has decided to send home its students for their safety during lunch time yesterday.

The National Disaster Management Office said there was an earthquake of 5.8 around midday. It was one of a series of aftershocks from a tremor which struck on Monday.

Suango is situated at Vanuatu's biggest village, Mele which had over 5,000 inhabitants.

Ni-Vanuatu students find own way home from Samoa

The group chartered a Talofa Airlines flight and are expected to land at Bauerfield International Airport tomorrow.

The six students met the expenses of the charter and will pay for the cost of quarantining as well.

Vanuatu's Director of Public Health, Len Tarivonda, said although Samoa was a Covid-free country, the group would remain in quarantine for 14 days.

The students decided to charter their own aircraft following a delay in a second phase of repatriation.

Vanuatu students evacuated from Wuhan arrive home safely

The students were welcomed by Caretaker Minister, Ralph Regenvanu and other officials in Port Vila.

The students were evacuated from Wuhan, China and they completed their 14 day quarantine period in Darwin, Australia.

The Vanuatu Government expressed gratitude to the Australian Government for evacuating the students evacuated from Wuhan.


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Australia's Indigenous approach supporting education in Vanuatu

The second phase of the Vanuatu Education Support Program, or VESP, funded by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, aims to strengthen education systems through a focus on community engagement, communications, social inclusion, and localization.

To reach new communities in this second phase, VESP is partnering with Australian Indigenous development experts i2i Development Global, which has historic connections with the local population, and Coffey International.

“It’s been an exhilarating time full of learning,” Tony Martens, director of i2i, told Devex.

School fees covered for Vanuatu disaster victims

The council has approved the exemption, worth just over $US1 million, for students from Ambae, following the Manaro Voui eruption.

Students from southeast Ambrym affected by earthquakes are also exempt from paying fees.

100 Vanuatu students heading to Malaysia

This is made possible with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Nirwana Education Group (NEG), which is providing a RM1 million grant for this purpose, and the government of Vanuatu in Kuala Lumpar today.

NEG was represented by its group managing director Datuk Maran AK Kannan while Vanuatu by its honorary consul to Malaysia, Dr Henry Savarimuthu.


Photo: Nirwana College


Cabinet to decide on fate of Vanuatu students in PNG

Acting Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Yvon Basil confirmed that accounts of events in PNG’s political saga will be tabled again at the Council of Ministers meeting today.

Basil said today’s briefing should assist the CoM’s decision about whether or not to repatriate 49 students from Port Moresby.

Basil said under the agreement signed between Vanuatu and the PNG governments in regard to emergency situations such as this one, the onus would be on the Vanuatu government to fly its students back home.

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.