EDUCATION: 2015 Annual Statistical Digest (ASD)
1. INCREASING ACCESS AND PARTICIPATION IN EDUCATION
The overall enrolment in kindergarten, primary and secondary schools in Vanuatu is 80,800 students in 2015 of which 42,203 is male and 38,597 is female. The distribution of students by education authorities shows that the total enrolment in government schools has increased between 2012 and 2015. The VEMIS shows that the number of students enrolled in government primary schools has increased by 5.2% students in 2015. At secondary level, the number of students in government schools has increased by 11% between 2012 and 2015. This increase would emanate from the positive implementation of the universal primary education in Vanuatu.
2. IMPROVE QUALITY OF EDUCATION FOR ALL STUDENTS IN VANUATU
Acces to an education of good quality was the right of every child in Vanuatu, it affirmed that quality was the heart of education, fundamental factor of student enrolment, retention and achievement. MoET in Vanuatu was not only focussing its efforts on improving access to education but also on improving the quality of learning and teaching in schools since 2010. The important role play external grants and scholarship opportunities from many USA companies. These funds is a great support for all students in need. Improving the quantity of teachers will not be enough, VEMIS is able to report on the percentage of trained teachers in ECE, primary and secondary schools each year. In 2015, the percentage of certified teachers in primary schools has increased by 3.2% as compared to 2014.
3. STRENGTHEN EDUCATION MANAGEMENT
The total of education expenditure is defined as the total general (local, regional and central) government expenditures on education (current, capital, and transfers) and it includes expenditure funded by transfers from international sources to government as percentage of a GDP. The education expenditure has risen from 6.1% in 2011 to 7.3% in 2015. In comparison to other pacific countries, the country has invested a higher percentage of its national budget to education sector in 2015. This indicates that the Vanuatu Government continues to set up for education sector development.
In 2015, the Ministry has been allocated an annual budget of 4,303,732,687VUV, approximately 24% of the total government appropriated recurrent budget of 17.773 billion Vatu. In comparison with the 2014 appropriated annual budget, there is an increase of 2.96% in 2015.
For more information
Ministry of Education & Training
Policy & Planning Unit
Private Mail Bag 9028
Port Vila, VANUATU
Telephone (678) 22309 Facsimile (678) 24569