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Fiji, Vanuatu Sign MOU

WATI TALEBULA SUVA Links between Fiji and Vanuatu will grow through educational co-operation says the acting Permanent Secretary for education Basundra Kumar. This was after the signing of a memorandum
09 Aug 2014 09:23

From left: Vanuatu High Commissioner Nikenike Vurobaravu, Acting PS for Education Basundra Kumar and Fiji’s roving Ambassador Litia Mawi during an MOU signing yesterday. Photo: Paulini Ratulailai

WATI TALEBULA
SUVA

Links between Fiji and Vanuatu will grow through educational co-operation says the acting Permanent Secretary for education Basundra Kumar.
This was after the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) Senikau House, Suva yesterday.
Mrs Kumar said the investment would reap rewarding fruits for both nations in terms of development.
“Through this agreement, Fiji pays half the tuition fees for Vanuatu-sponsored students. Currently we are assisting 33 students from Vanuatu,” Mrs Kumar said.
“Fiji believes that this signing will provide doors of opportunities for both countries to maximise the potentials within the lives of all those students engaged in this scheme.”
Vanuatu’s High Commissioner to Fiji, Nikenike Vurobaravu, said the future of Vanuatu graduates at the Fiji National University would continue through the generosity of Fiji.
“The signing marks an important milestone in many decades of partnership and co-operation we have with Fiji and the Fijian people in the area of education.
“This signing also cements the collaboration we have on deploying Fijian volunteer teachers to Vanuatu. That, to us, is excellent progress.”
“Human resource development remains the most important sector of Vanuatu’s national development. We are most grateful that the Government of Fiji has decided to lend its direct support to this sector, through this co-operation.”
Vanuatu is the first Pacific islands country to sign this MOA on educational co-operation with Fiji.
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