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Vanuatu (population: 299,882 in 2019) has a primary net enrolment rate of 79.8% (2015)1 and a secondary school completion rate of 48.9% (2015)1. The youth unemployment rates (15-24 years old) is 8.8 % (2015)2. The Vanuatu Institute of Technology offers courses in business and technical education, and teacher education is offered by the Vanuatu Institute of Teacher Education. Vanuatu is a member of the regional University of the South Pacific (USP), which supports public efforts to increase access to affordable and relevant tertiary educational services within the region.
Internet connectivity is available to 26% (2017)3 of the population, and mobile-cellular subscriptions are at 88 per 100 people (2019)3. Infrastructure is available for distance and technology-enabled learning and for expanding access to education and training in Vanuatu. The Vanuatu Education and Training Sector Strategic Plan 2020–2030, developed by the Ministry of Education and Training, commits to providing 100% access to broadband ICT infrastructure and IT support at provincial and school levels. For more information, read COL Country Report: Vanuatu 2015-2021.
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics Data Centre, retrieved in June 2021
- ILO. 2017. Improving Labour Market Outcomes in the Pacific: Policy Challenges and Priorities, pp. 40
- International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ICT Eye Country profile, retrieved in March 2020