Stat of the week: 98% of children in Palau achieve minimum proficiency in literacy by the end of primary school

  98% of children in Palau achieve minimum proficiency in literacy by the end of primary school. (PILNA 2018)

Pacific Education: caregiver engagement with students

The PILNA 2018 study found the degree of caregiver engagement or support to be low, with only about 4 in every 10 students having a family member or ‘caregiver’ actively supporting their efforts to learn to read at home. This study underlined the need…

Oceania sport sector set to benefit from milestone ONOC-SPC partnership

A partnership agreement signed today between the Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) and the Pacific Community (SPC) has set the stage for the Pacific’s sporting sector to strengthen career pathways, technical expertise and administration skills…

Good data is the key to a sustainable post-COVID Pacific

Good data and statistics make essential contributions to building resilient and strong democratic societies. Decisions based on empirical data rather than anecdote or opinion are the foundation for good policy and planning. A focus on science and…

An agile, expedient solution for a skilled Pacific

SPC’s Education Programme releases regional South Pacific Form Seven results

The Educational Quality and Assessment Programme (EQAP) of the Pacific Community (SPC) has released last week the South Pacific Form Seven Certificate (SPFSC) results. The SPC-supported SPFSC allows the region to have a qualification that is regionally…

Pacific Qualifications Advisory Board Meeting- Opening remarks by EQAP Director Dr Michelle Belisle

Photo: EQAP Director Dr Michelle Belisle welcomes the Pacific Qualifications Advisory Board which began its two-day meeting at the SPC Nabua Campus this morning. The board’s new chair is Dr 'Uhilamoelangi Fasi, seated to Dr Belisle’s right. Papua New…

Regional Form Seven Exams (SPFSC) commence in Kiribati, Vanuatu and Tuvalu

Tafea College students studying for exams. Tafea College is one of 13 schools in Vanuatu that administers the SPFSC exams. 30 October 2019 A total of 1,122 students have begun sitting for the South Pacific Form Seven Certificate (SPFSC) exams in Kiribati…

FNU seeks accreditation for its short courses from SPC’s education programme

The Fiji National University is the first university to pursue regional recognition of its short courses through the Pacific Community’s (SPC) Educational Quality and Assessment Programme’s (EQAP) accreditation services of micro-qualifications. The…

EQAP delivers first micro-qualification in educational assessment

Fullhouse at Pasifika Conference Room   The Pacific region’s first micro-qualification course in the development of assessment instruments was delivered by the Pacific Community’s Educational Quality and Assessment Programme (EQAP) last month. The…
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