Education Encyclopedia - StateUniversity.com » Global Education Reference

Vanuatu

education secondary percent students

BASIC DATA
Official Country Name: Republic of Vanuatu
Region: Oceania
Population: 189,618
Language(s): English, French, Bislama (Bichelama)
Literacy Rate: 53%


The Republic of Vanuatu (formerly New Hebrides) comprises approximately 70 islands in the South Pacific and is located west of Fiji. Vanuatu's population of 189,618 people (in 2001) includes 94 percent Melanesian and 4 percent French. The British and French jointly governed Vanuatu before it achieved independence in 1980. This dual governance created diverse educational systems that utilize both English and French languages; however, Bislama (the native language) is practiced in some primary schools.

The Ministry of Education administers the formal system of education, which consists of six years of primary education, four years of junior secondary education, and three years of senior secondary education. Only the first six years are compulsory, leading to an adult literacy rate of 64 percent (1995). Government expenditures on public and private education were 19.2 percent of the annual budget and 4.4 percent of the gross national product in 1990.

Students from grades one to seven attend primary school. In 1990, some 26,267 (96 percent) children in this grade range were enrolled in the 78 primary schools. The ratio of female to male teachers in primary school was 2:3. Junior secondary school includes students from grade 8 to 10 and senior secondary school includes grade 11 to 13. Only 20 to 25 percent of students graduating from primary school continue to junior secondary education. In 1990, some 3,799 (17 percent) of students in this age group were enrolled in one of the 14 secondary schools. Female to male teacher ratios were 3:7 in 1990.

A Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate will be introduced to senior secondary students (for both English-speaking and French-speaking) at grade 12. After passing the examination, students complete the last year of foundation studies before admission to the University of the South Pacific. Tertiary (higher) education requires students to go overseas as there is no university in Vanuatu.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

International Encyclopedia of National Systems of Education, 2nd. Ed. New Jersey: Pergamon Publications, 1995.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2001. New York: Press Publishing Co., 2001.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Institute for Statistics, Sept 2000. Available from http://www.unesco.org/.


—Kon-zue Lee and
Sanna J. Thompson

Vatican City State [next] [back] Uzbekistan - History Background, Constitutional Legal Foundations, Educational System—overview, Preprimary Primary Education, Secondary Education

User Comments

Your email address will be altered so spam harvesting bots can't read it easily.
Hide my email completely instead?

Cancel or

Vote down Vote up

7 months ago

address of all secondary school in Vanuatu

Vote down Vote up

over 1 year ago

Thanks for more information about visit:
http://www.adword.co.in/
http://www.adword.co.in/packers-and-movers-hyderabad/
http://www.adword.co.in/packers-and-movers-mumbai/
http://www.adword.co.in/packers-and-movers-pune/

Vote down Vote up

over 1 year ago

Thanks for more information about visit link:
http://www.adword.co.in/packers-and-movers-bangalore/
http://www.adword.co.in/packers-and-movers-delhi/
http://www.adword.co.in/packers-and-movers-gurgaon/

Vote down Vote up

over 1 year ago

http://www.the5th.in/
movers and packers gurgaon or
http://www.the5th.in/packers-and-movers-gurgaon.html
movers and packers bangalore or
http://www.the5th.in/packers-and-movers-bangalore.html
movers and packers pune or
http://www.the5th.in/packers-and-movers-pune.html
movers and packers mumbai or
http://www.the5th.in/packers-and-movers-mumbai.html

Vote down Vote up

over 1 year ago

Thanks for More information visit link:
http://3th.co.in/packers-and-movers-delhi/
http://3th.co.in/packers-and-movers-noida/
http://3th.co.in/packers-and-movers-ghaziabad/
http://3th.co.in/packers-and-movers-faridabad/

Vote down Vote up

almost 2 years ago

Thanks for more information Export Packers and Movers India Services.
http://www.export5th.in/
http://www.export5th.in/packers-and-movers-in-gurgaon/
http://www.export5th.in/packers-and-movers-in-pune/
http://www.export5th.in/packers-and-movers-in-mumbai/
http://www.export5th.in/packers-and-movers-in-hyderabad/
http://www.export5th.in/packers-and-movers-in-bangalore/
http://www.export5th.in/packers-and-movers-in-chennai/
http://www.export5th.in/packers-and-movers-in-delhi/

Vote down Vote up

about 2 years ago

More information best company to List 5th Packers and Movers in India services.
http://list5th.in/packers-and-movers-gurgaon/
http://list5th.in/packers-and-movers-delhi/
http://list5th.in/packers-and-movers-noida/
http://list5th.in/packers-and-movers-faridabad/
http://list5th.in/packers-and-movers-ghaziabad/
http://list5th.in/

Vote down Vote up

about 2 years ago

For more information list 5th company for List 5 Packers and Movers India services.
http://list5th.in/packers-and-movers-hyderabad/
http://list5th.in/packers-and-movers-bangalore/
http://list5th.in/packers-and-movers-chennai/
http://list5th.in/packers-and-movers-pune/
http://list5th.in/packers-and-movers-mumbai/
http://3th.co.in/packers-and-movers-delhi/

Vote down Vote up

over 6 years ago

your information you want to use for your project essay.... Have a look at it and be suggested!



Merci,