International Literacy Day

The 8th of September was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO in 1966 to remind the international community of the importance of literacy for individuals, communities and societies, and the need for intensified efforts towards more literate…

New national qualifications software application improves management of student data

A centralised software application that captures the progress of tertiary students was developed by the Pacific Community (SPC) is now available to support national quality assurance agencies across the region. The software, called the National…

Strengthening the Pacific’s capacity in managing education data

The Pacific’s efforts to improve the ability to report on education finance data was strengthened through a training programme conducted for in-country officers responsible for managing Education Statistics across the region. The programme was conducted…

Opening Remarks at the Extended Continental Shelf Software (ECS) Training for Fiji Government 28 March 2022, Suva Fiji

Acknowledging the presence of Mr Manasa Lesuma, the Permanent Secretary of Defence, Policing and National Security; His Excellency, Dr Brian Jones, British High Commissioner to Fiji; Members of the Fiji Maritime Affairs Coordination Committee; colleagues…

PILNA Training for Fiji School Coordinators

The training of school coordinators is essential for the success of the Fiji administration of the Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment. This assessment is the fourth iteration of PILNA, which is generally referred to as PILNA 2021 because it…

PILNA Training for Fiji School Coordinators

​The training of school coordinators is essential for the success of the Fiji administration of the Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment. This assessment is the fourth iteration of PILNA, which is generally referred to as PILNA 2021 because…

International Women’s Day 2022 – Breaking the Bias in the Pacific’s Education sector

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day campaign, breaking the bias, that popped up in my notifications a few weeks ago, got me thinking about how the role of women in education and within EQAP is changing, and by changing, I mean changing for…

Strengthening Quality of Education in the Pacific

The 2021 South Pacific Form Seven Certificate (SPFSC) qualification was successfully administered in three Pacific island countries despite the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, 1,391 students at Year 13 level from Kiribati, Vanuatu…

Stat of the week: 88.5% is the estimated completion rate in upper secondary school for girls in Fiji

88.5%: estimated completion rate in upper secondary school for girls in Fiji.   Today is the International Day of Education, let us remember that Education is key to sustainable development.   

Education stakeholders undertaking review of professional standards for the Pacific

A file picture of a ni-Vanuatu teacher at Central College guiding a student. A revised regional teacher competency standards will serve as an important support instrument for the Pacific's teaching profession.
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