Vanuatu Education


Education unfortunately there are no free public schools in Port Vila. There are a number of primary schools in Port Vila and some local villages also have small primary schools. Most Ni Vanuatu children do not continue their education beyond primary school. Due to low minimum wages, many local Ni Vanuatu children do not attend school or if they do attendance may not be continued. Port Vila International School offers local expat families an excellent education up until Grade 10, based on the Australian and New Zealand curriculum. Senior school education can be done by distance Education, however most expats families utilise boarding schools in Australia and New Zealand. Some expats, not just the French, enrol their children at The Lycee francais, for a multi lingual experience. Malapoa College is available for high school aged students who pass their final primary school exams.

The University of the South Pacific in Port Vila, is an educational institution co-owned by twelve Pacific countries. The Vanuatu campus is the only law school in the university, and it also teaches languages.

The APTC Australia-Pacific Technical College (School of Tourism and Hospitality and Health and Community Services) also operates in Port Vila. Offering vocational training for Ni Vanuatu.