For the first time ever, the Vanuatu government has awarded 4 full scholarships to graduates of the Vanuatu Agriculture College to pursue higher level training in regional colleges and universities this year 2015. This comes about through a recognition that agriculture will continue to be the backbone of the Vanuatu economy for the foreseeable future. Furthermore, their acceptance to universities and colleges in Fiji and New Caledonia testify to the strength and quality of our courses here. VAC fully recognizes the government's priority in agriculture and is therefore looking at ways to develop higher level courses that will strengthen the extension services of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fishery and Bio-Security.
The students selected for scholarships are Michael Toka who is undertaking a veterinary science program with the Fiji National University and Daniel John who is also doing a Certificate IV study in agriculture at FNU. VAC is also proud to announce two major achievements as well: (1) 2 students selected for scholarships to the Pouembout College of Agriculture in Noumea, and (2) One of these being a female student highlighting our interest in promoting females in agriculture in Vanuatu. Both are taking up Diploma programs in agriculture there. The students are Melia Wombelak and Jean Alain Vavaharu.