The Vanuatu Agriculture College (VAC) is sad to lose its dedicated and hardworking Curriculum Development Consultant, Mr Christopher Radcliffe (Chris for short), on permanent return to Australia. Chris began employment with the VAC on the 1st of February 2016 and ended his services on the 1st of September 2017. Chris came to Vanuatu with his beautiful wife Joanne, who served as a doctor at the Northern Provincial Hospital, and 2 lovely daughters Madeline (8) and Holly (6).
The value of the work that Chris has brought to bear at VAC cannot be fully appreciated without a proper understanding of the complex but unnecessary technical hurdles that VAC is expected to overcome in order to be registered and have its courses accredited with the Vanuatu Qualifications Authority. Despite the challenges, Chris proved himself to be of a very high calibre in terms of his professional conduct and negotiation skills. With Chris on board, VAC has deployed Level 4 Certificates on the Vanuatu Qualifications Framework and has in place diploma programs with plans to be rolled out in 2018.
Chris has supported and guided staff in the redesign of the curriculum, upskilled staff in the areas of teaching and learning, developed strategies for marketing and improving student outcomes as well as the role of Acting CEO from time to time. As a core member of the management team, Chris provided guidance and wisdom in key decisions regarding the operation of the college. On the social aspect of his life, Chris proved to be an open and outgoing person. He actively participated in various social activities of the college as well as for the Luganville community and also worked with local communities on various farming skills on weekends.
We farewell Chris with our best wishes for the future.
Lukim yu Chris mo famili blong yu.