Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA) 2021: Meet Asnath Tasale, PILNA National Coordinator 2021 – Vanuatu

PILNA, being the region’s largest assessment, focusses on the literacy and numeracy proficiency skills of Year 4 and Year 6 students. These are required skills that children need to progress through school and life, including literacy skills in reading…

SPC's 75th Anniversary: In 2010, The South Pacific Board for Educational Assessment merges with SPC and becomes SPC's Educational Quality and Assessment Programme

In 2010, the South Pacific Board for Educational Assessment merges with SPC and becomes SPC's Educational Quality and Assessment Programme (EQAP). 

First regional micro-qualifications in sports ready for accreditation process 

Three micro-qualifications developed for the region’s sports administrators, coaches and trainers have been endorsed by the Pacific’s key sports stakeholders and will soon be processed for accreditation by the Pacific Community (SPC). 

SPC supports internal quality assurance training for 17 TVET institutions in Fiji

A robust internal quality assurance framework is critical to creating and supporting a high standard of student learning and wellbeing in any higher education institution. 

Conversation with Maria Yamsiu: South Pacific Form Seven Certificate 2021

How has your involvement in the implementation of the South Pacific Form Seven Certificate Francophone curriculum helped Vanuatu’s education system in 2021?

An investment for the future - New study aims to strengthen teachers’ English literacy skills in Kiribati

A new study to explore the teaching practices of English Language teachers at the Kiribati Teachers College, the country’s only teacher training institution, has begun.  The study, which was jointly designed by Kiribati’s Ministry of Education and the…

Harmonisation of the Regional Year 13 assessment brings new opportunities for Vanuatu’s Francophone students

Almost a decade long commitment to compiling the curriculum and assessments for the Francophone version of the South Pacific Form Seven Certificate (SPFSC) yielded success in 2021, providing Francophone students with a qualification that provides better…

Vanuatu: Key academic qualification administered for the first time in French

Last year, for the first time, the Pacific Community (SPC), administered the Francophone version of the South Pacific Form Seven Certificate (SPFSC) programme in 7 schools in Vanuatu. With more than a third of the schools in the country being French-…

New accredited Diplomas fosters Pacific resilience champions

The Pacific Community (SPC) has launched two new accredited qualifications that represent a new standard for resilience competence while strengthening the Pacific’s efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change in the region.  These Diplomas are a…

New Pacific climate change-related qualifications aim to strengthen the region's resilience

Two new Technical and Vocational Education and Training certificate qualifications were launched earlier this month by the Pacific Community’s (SPC) Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change and Resilience Building (PACRES) project. Certificate 2 in…
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