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September
2011

Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education is tasked by the government with the greatest and key factor in the development of its most valuable resource, its people. Vanuatu cannot develop as expected if its human resource is not developed spiritually, academically and physically. The basis for development in all the other areas as health construction and so forth is education.

The Government in the previous years had correctly allocated not less than 20% of its total budget to education for investment in the education ot its people for this investment will directly lead to building a foundation necessary for the positive development of Vanuatu.

This task however is too big to be carried out readjustments where necessary so that the Ministry of Education with the assistance of all its stakeholders can carry out its mandate more effectively. With greater demand for more knowledgeable, skillful, wise and resourceful people the Ministry of Education has taken necessary steps to accommodate this in a gradual manner through its budgets.

The 2010 budget is a continuation from the 2009 budget and will form the basis for the 2011 and 2012 budgets. Its main focus areas restructure, access, quality and reforms, facilities, scholarships & management and capacity. The Ministry has three major programmes:MEA-cabinet support Services; MEB-Executive Management and Cooperate Services, as described in the following program and activity narratives. The Ministry of Education is mandated to provide one of the fundamental human rights-education for all. Education is the pre-eminent tool for achieving increased economic prosperity and social welfare and stability.

The Ministry provides education that is well managed, relevant and of a good quality to ensure that all the people of Vanuatu participates fully in the nation's social, cultural and economic development. The Ministry aims to create an education system, which provides good conditions for knowledge, skills and values development, with the view of enhancing a harmonious and peaceful society, conducive to the promotion of a sustainable way of life.

Ministry Structure

Minister of Education: Honorable Charlot Salwai

Director General: Mr. Daniel Lamoureux

Director Corporate Services: Mr Jag Beerbul

Director of Education Services: Mr. Roy Obed


The Ministry of Education is mandated to provide one of the fundamental human rights – education for all. Education is the pre-eminent tool for achieving increased economic prosperity and social welfare and stability.

The Ministry provides education that is well managed, relevant and of a good quality to ensure that all the people of Vanuatu participate fully in the nation’s social, cultural and economic development. The Ministry aims to create an education system, which provides good conditions for knowledge, skills and values development, with the view of enhancing a harmonious and peaceful society, conducive to the promotion of a sustainable Way of life in Vanuatu.

The Ministry of Education offices are located in Port Vila. Provincial Education Offices (PEO) are located in;

  • Port Vila
  • Efate,Shefa PEO;
  • Luganville, Santo: Sanma PEO;
  • Isangel, Tanna: Tafea PEO;
  • Norsup, Malekula: Malampa PEO;
  • Sola, Vanua Lava: Torba PEO;
  • and Saratamata, Ambae: Penama PEO.

 

Author: Administrator