Port Vila, Vanuatu – Friday 27 October 2023: An innovative initiative by Lenakel Presbyterian College in Tafea is allowing other schools in the province to access the college’s online platform and deliver e-learning to their students. The new system will enhance children’s education outcomes by providing education continuity in difficult times and offering a more tailored learning to students.
The e-learning system is designed to monitor individual student engagement and progress across various subjects. This innovative approach empowers teachers to track student participation and growth effectively. It also empowers students, by allowing them to pose questions online and receive valuable face-to-face feedback from teachers during class time. This dynamic interaction enhances the learning experience, fostering a supportive educational environment.
In a significant example of the importance of the technology, Year 10, 12 and 13 students at Lenakel Presbyterian College undertook mock mid-year exams to prepare them for the real exam. Lenakel Presbyterian College facilitated internet access for its students through campus access point coverage and nano technology M2 and encouraged parents to support their children by allowing them private internet access on their phones, tablets and laptops.
There are five schools using the system. They all received training to benefit from the system. The schools have dedicated information-technology staff who have played a critical role in the development and success of the elearning initiative. Tafea province stands out as a trailblazer in the realm of e-learning.
The school is collaborating with other institutions to develop a comprehensive francophone online curriculum, such as Lowanatom and Isangel colleges. This collaboration highlights Vanuatu’s dedication to inclusivity, catering to the diverse linguistic needs of its student population.
The Ministry of Education and Training is proud of the collaborative and innovative efforts of Lenakel Presbyterian College, other participating schools, and dedicated educators. The Ministry encourages other schools to innovate and collaborate to improve the delivery of education services to all children.
The MoET and schools across Vanuatu are committed to delivering the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goal of ensuring quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all, including those with disability and from minority and marginalised groups.